Former Attorney General Bill Barr expounded on the Durham report, saying it is clear those involved in Russiagate were not trying to stop Russia from purportedly meddling in U.S. politics, but to stop Donald Trump from attaining the presidency.
“It shows that there appear to have been two different standards used, obviously — one that applied to Trump and one that applied to other cases involving Hillary Clinton, either the foundation or very specific allegations… of foreign influence attempts going through the Clinton administration,” he said.
“And these were handled much differently than how they handled Trump, which obviously adds to the evidence that this was a biased investigation.”
“Apparently, it wasn’t so much to stop the Russians. It was to stop Trump,” he said.
Barr claimed the feds had “specific information” that a foreign country had deployed a “non-U.S. person” to make a contribution to Clinton’s campaign, and that when it came up, they initially declined to commence a FISA investigation.
However, he noted how the same feds were eager to initiate a FISA probe of Carter Page, then a Trump campaign aide.
“They get this very fuzzy statement that just said the Russians have some stuff from a 28-year-old volunteer — unpaid volunteer — in the campaign, and they launched immediately into a full-blown investigation and sought a FISA application against the U.S. person,” Barr said.
“I mean, it just boggles the mind, but so many omissions and commissions have clearly no reasonable basis that it obviously suggests that this was not a good-faith investigation.”
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