June 17, 2024
'A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall' on Obama's Bad Cops and Spies
Over the next few months, the public will finally see what kind of malfeasance there was.
Over the next few months, the public will finally see what kind of malfeasance there was.

The skies are growing dark and increasingly ominous for dirty officials at the top of Obama-era law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Leading the “I’m really worried” list are James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Loretta Lynch, and their senior aides, all political appointees. They expected Hillary Clinton to win in 2016 and bury any traces of malfeasance, just as they had buried hers. It didn’t work out that way.

Now they need protection themselves. House Democrats and anonymous leakers are busy providing it. Many are delicately called “current and former senior officials” by the New York Times, Washington Post, and other legacy media. Gee, I wonder who they are?

These defenders of the old guard are sliming Attorney General Bill Barr, who heads the investigation into their actions. They have good reasons, if not clean hands, for their attack. First, they want to keep as much secret as they can. Exposure can only harm them. Their main argument is that any disclosures will damage U.S. national security. Second, they want to paint the disclosures and forthcoming indictments as President Trump’s revenge, the illegitimate use of powerful agencies that should be nonpartisan. That, of course, is precisely what they are accused of doing.

Barr won’t be deterred. He did not return for a second stint as AG to pad his résumé or protect Donald Trump. He returned to clean out the Augean Stables. He needs to muck out the mess left by his predecessors and find the horses that left it.

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See Also:

(1) Joe DiGenova blows the lid off the real scandal: the Russia hoax was a cover-up effort for Obama’s political spying since 2012

(2) The Nuclear Option — Democrats Best Hope for 2020: The No Information Voter

(3) The “Secret Research Project” – an IRS List, an NSA Database, and Resulting “Files” on Americans

(4) As Barr mulls declassification, a familiar tune from critics

(5) Trump backs off ‘maximum pressure’ campaigns amid ‘warmonger’ criticism

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