Lawrence David| Opinion| President Trump likely knew he made a mistake in nominating Christopher Wray to be FBI Director immediately following Wray’s confirmation vote… 92-5.
With all but five Democrats voting their approval, and in light of the vastly different confirmation vote for Attorney General William Barr, it seems the vast majority knew they held some important compromise over the nation’s top lawman.
Barr was confirmed by a 54-45 vote with only three Democrats joining the majority.
With Barr having previously served as attorney general under George W. Bush, his history as an honest enforcer of the law put the Democrat’s criminal enterprise at risk…including, what at the time of his confirmation, what was an ongoing coup attempt.
Since each assumed his duties, the difference between the way A.G. Barr and FBI Director Wray have attacked their jobs has been as pronounced as the difference between their confirmation votes.
Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova joined radio host Howie Carr to lambast FBI Director Wray…
A few lowlights…
While discussing the inspector general’s report…
“The inspector general said okay, I’m going to pick 700 warrants against US persons from October 2014 to September 2019. So they gave him 700 files of US persons who had FISA warrants.
“He picked 29 of those applications at random… all of them failed to meet the proper standards for substantiation of information for the underlying affidavit for the warrant.”
If you’re wondering what the chances are of that being a coincidence and that the FBI otherwise always diligently does its homework prior to a FISC application… well the odds of that ar one in a quarter of a billion.
They were spying on US citizens… they were doing it before they targeted the Trump campaign and, most likely, the FBI is still doing it. And, in some cases, they offered the court no evidence to justify the intrusive surveillance warrants they were being granted.
diGenova makes sure that listeners know the last two FISA warrant applications against Carter Page and Team Trump, that were found to be illegally obtained, were applied for under director Wray… there’s been no final determination on the legality of the initial two applications.
Worse… under Wray’s reign…
“Not one whistleblower came forward. The FBI as an agency is in freefall!”
Following diGenova’s words on April 1, his boss, Attorney General Barr was interviewed by Laura Ingraham.
It appears that Democrats who voted against Barr’s confirmation had every reason to oppose his appointment to attorney general…
Ingraham: What can you tell us about the state of John Durham’s investigation? People have been waiting for the, the final report, on what happened with this, what can you tell us?
AG Barr: “Well I think a report y’know, may be, and probably will be, a by-product of his activity; but his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report, he is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations; and that’s what the focus is on. And, as you know, being a lawyer yourself, building these cases, especially the sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here, it takes some time, it takes some time to build the case.”
“So he’s diligently pursuing it. My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness, there was something far more troubling here; and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”
Ingraham: “The president is very frustrated, I think you, you obviously know that; about Andrew McCabe, uh, he believes that people like McCabe and others just were able to basically flout the laws, and so far with impunity.”
AG Barr: “I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history. Without any basis, they started this investigation of his campaign; and even more concerning actually, is what happened after the campaign; a whole pattern of events while he was President to sabotage the presidency; and I think that, or at least had the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”