House Intelligence Impeachment Inquiry Report

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It must be good. Both Trump and his gofer, Barr are already saying it's wrong in a bunch of things.
Barr is hardly a gopher. You will find out just how much he knows about the law shortly. Durham will be glad to help him.
 
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It must be good. Both Trump and his gofer, Barr are already saying it's wrong in a bunch of things.
Trump went after Schiff like a psycho! “I learn nothing from Adam Schiff, I think he’s a maniac,” Trump said. “I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious. I think he’s a very sick man, and he lies.”
Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff. That Schiff.
 
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Trump went after Schiff like a psycho! “I learn nothing from Adam Schiff, I think he’s a maniac,” Trump said. “I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious. I think he’s a very sick man, and he lies.”
Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff. That Schiff.
pure projection

narcissists/sociopaths don't even realize they're doing it
 
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From the NYT:
It asserts that Mr. Trump’s “scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential re-election campaign.”
The report also lays out what it calls an “unprecedented campaign of obstruction of this impeachment inquiry” by Mr. Trump, in light of his move to prevent the release of documents from agencies including the State Department, the Department of Defense and the White House budget office and instructing potential witnesses not to cooperate.
“The damage to our system of checks and balances, and to the balance of power within our three branches of government, will be long-lasting and potentially irrevocable if the president’s ability to stonewall Congress goes unchecked,” the report concluded. “Any future president will feel empowered to resist an investigation into their own wrongdoing, malfeasance, or corruption, and the result will be a nation at far greater risk of all three.”
(In other words, what's the point in having a CONGRESS if the president can--at any time--circumvent Congress and this also applies to the president withholding military aid without congressional consent or knowledge.) Anyone who thinks the president should be able to act independently, using taxpayer dollars, is actually admitting that we DO NOT need the House or the Senate or LAWS or the constitution or even the judicial system, which Trump has toyed with--instructing his staff to ignore subpoenas and obstruct the investigation. NO ONE should think that it okay. Period. No one.

If we don't hold fast to our norms, our constitution, our process, we might as well throw out the Republic--the Democratic system. We cannot allow a sitting president to use the presidential office for personal gain.
 
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Barr is hardly a gopher. You will find out just how much he knows about the law shortly. Durham will be glad to help him.
you sure about that?


Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

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Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett
December 4, 2019 at 6:16 PM EST

The prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize how U.S. agencies investigated President Trump’s 2016 campaign said he could not offer evidence to the Justice Department’s inspector general to support the suspicions of some conservatives that the case was a setup by American intelligence, people familiar with the matter said.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office contacted U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor Barr personally tapped to lead a separate review of the 2016 probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, the people said. The inspector general also contacted several U.S. intelligence agencies.

Among Horowitz’s questions: whether a Maltese professor who interacted with a Trump campaign adviser was actually a U.S. intelligence asset deployed to ensnare the campaign, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the inspector general’s findings have not been made public.

But the intelligence agencies said the professor was not among their assets, the people said. And Durham informed Horowitz’s office that his investigation had not produced any evidence that might contradict the inspector general’s findings on that point.
Spokespersons for the inspector general’s office, Durham and the Justice Department all declined to comment.

The previously unreported interaction is noted in a draft of Horowitz’s forthcoming report on the Russia investigation, which concludes that the FBI had adequate cause to launch its Russia investigation, people familiar with the matter said. Its public release is set for Monday.
That could rebut conservatives’ doubts — which Barr has shared with associates in recent weeks — that Horowitz might be blessing the FBI’s Russia investigation prematurely, and that Durham could potentially find more, particularly with regard to the Maltese professor.

The draft, though, is not final. The inspector general has yet to release any conclusions, and The Washington Post has not reviewed Horowitz’s entire report, even in draft form. It is also unclear if Durham has shared the entirety of his findings and evidence with the inspector general, or merely answered a specific question.
Barr disputes key inspector general finding about FBI’s Russia investigation
 
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