While many people are running around celebrating the new “Special Counsel” status Barr bestowed upon Durham, the reality of the matter is that Barr’s move sabotaged President Trump.
If Trump wanted to go “scorched earth” and declassify docs to show the American people what really happened, Barr just made it really, really, really difficult, if not impossible.
That’s the latest word from journalist “Sundance,” an authority on the Durham/Barr probe, who went from cheering the investigation on, to being very suspicious of it in very short order.
Here’s what he said in a recent article on the matter in his blog at The Conservative Tree House:
With the recently made public appointment of John Durham as a special counsel, does that appointment mean President Trump is unable to declassify documents in the same way the Robert Mueller special counsel blocked declassification? The likely answer is yes.
We know that Barr made this status change back in October, but kept it quiet. He announced it the other day, after declaring there was no “evidence” of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Now, it would seem to someone with even a slightly suspicious eye that Barr, who reneged on his promise to release “substantial’ findings on #SsspyGate before the 2020 election, was perhaps doing more to protect the swamp and the Deep State than he was to seek justice.
This was Barr’s exact quote months before the 2020 election:
“There are going to be significant developments before the election…Tomorrow, there will be a development in the case. It’s not earth-shattering…but it is an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace…”
What happened to that promise?
We got the “non-earth-shattering” part when Kevin Clinesmith pled guilty to falsifying FISA documents, but whatever happened to the “significant developments” that were supposed to come before the election? Those never happened.
I think we were duped.
And now, Trump’s hands are likely tied.
But he might still have one sneaky, convoluted move that he could make, according to Sundance, but if he decides to do it, it would have to be quick…once again, time isn’t on his side.
REPOST by Request: Understanding the ordinary process of declassifying documents is a request and authorization to the executive officers and stakeholders of classified information; and understanding the current authorization is not ordinary because the intelligence community stakeholders are adverse to the interests of the office of the president; here is a process to cut through the chaff and countermeasures.
The background here is that any unilateral declassification request, demand or authorization by President Trump puts him opposition to a variety of corrupt interests.
As a direct result the executive office of the president will be facing legal action, likely from unified democrats and republicans in the legislative branch. With that accepted, here is the most strategic approach.
President Trump informs the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, that he wishes to have a full intelligence briefing on the following documents (more may be added), all documents are to be presented without a single redaction:
All versions of the Carter Page FISA applications (DOJ) (FBI) (ODNI).
All of the Bruce Ohr 302’s filled out by the FBI. (FBI) (ODNI)
All of Bruce Ohr’s emails (FBI) (DOJ) (CIA) (ODNI)
All relevant documents pertaining to the supportive material within the FISA application. (FBI) (DOJ-NSD ) (DoS) (CIA) (DNI) (NSA) (ODNI);
All supportive documents and material provided by Bruce Ohr to the FBI. (FBI)
All intelligence documents that were presented to the Gang of Eight in 2016 that pertain to the FISA application used against U.S. person Carter Page; including all intelligence documents that may not have been presented to the FISA Court. (CIA) (FBI) (DOJ) (ODNI) (DoS) (NSA)
All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok on all devices. (FBI) (DOJ) (DOJ-NSD) (ODNI)
All unredacted text messages and email content between Lisa Page and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
All communication between former CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey that started Operation Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016. (CIA) (FBI) (ODNI)
The full and unredacted April 2017 FISA court 99-page opinion written by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer outlining the compliance audit conducted by the NSA in 2016. (NSA) (ODNI) (DOJ) (FBI) (DOJ-NSD)
Any and all documents that may pertain to CIA and FBI activity against the incoming Trump administration.
Any and all investigative documents currently controlled by US Attorney John Durham as a result of his two year investigation.
Anything else that would be of value to the American people.
The President selects a date for this briefing and through direct orders to his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, informs the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, to advise and coordinate with all executive branch lead intelligence officials, who were/are stakeholders in the compartmented intelligence products as described above, of their request be present for the briefing.
The White House counsel’s office is not to be informed of the intent or purpose of the meeting; however the Presidents’ White House counsel is requested to attend. Further, all of the compartmented intelligence is to be collectively assembled by the ODNI (Ratcliffe) into one volume of a singular Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB). There are to be eighteen printed copies of the PDB assembled and secured for the briefing, post haste.
There’s more to this plan, and you can read it all here.
I think as we watch this horrific and blatant steal unfold, and see the lack of interest or even curiosity from the GOP and the DOJ, we need to be very honest with ourselves, and perhaps entertain the idea that it wasn’t just Fox News who led the coup…it was the also the people we trusted within the GOP.
Because let’s face it, the Dems couldn’t pull this massive steal off without the cooperation from GOP leadership and the DOJ.
If they didn’t have their cooperation, these are the people who would be going scorched earth against the Dems and really make this a battle.
Their silence is the biggest clue that they were all in on it…and Barr appears to have made it impossible, or downright difficult for Trump to go “rouge” and declassify it all and expose the swamp.
Like I said before, I think we’ve been duped.
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