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Barr Tears Into Comey While Defending Durham Probe

US Attorney General William Barr has lashed out at former head of the FBI, James Comey, while defending the on-going “Durham Probe” into the originations of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Barr defended the independence and integrity of the politically contentious probe being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham into the handling of the Russia investigation – while taking a swipe at James Comey’s past leadership of the FBI.

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As we reported last week, that the probe into the 2016 origins of the Russia meddling case has escalated from a review to a criminal investigation, a development that spurred Democratic claims that the DOJ was becoming a tool for President Trump’s “political revenge.”

Barr, speaking on Monday October 28 to Fox News on the sidelines of a law enforcement event in Chicago, rejected Democrats’ claims he is acting as Trump’s personal lawyer. “That’s completely wrong and there is no basis for it, and I act on behalf of the United States,” Barr said.

The attorney general said that while he’s assisting in connecting Durham with countries that could have valuable information, insisting that Durham is the one running the show. “He is in charge of the investigation, I’m not doing the investigation,” Barr said, while describing Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, as “thorough and fair” and saying he’s making progress.

Further, Barr took an implicit swipe at Comey as he maintained how current FBI Director Christopher Wray is cooperating.

“I do want to say that one of the reasons Mr. Durham is able to make the kind of progress he’s making is because Director Wray and his team at the FBI have just been outstanding in support and responsiveness given to Mr. Durham,” Barr said. “As you know, I’ve said previously that I felt there was a failure of leadership at the bureau in 2016 and part of 2017, but since Director Wray and his team have taken over there’s been a world of change. I think that he is restoring the steady professionalism that’s been a hallmark of the FBI. I really appreciate his leadership there.”

When it was first reported that Durham’s investigation had evolved into a criminal probe, Democrats claimed the DOJ was essentially being weaponized against Trump’s political opponents. “These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under AG Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge,” said a joint statement by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., released last Thursday.

In response to such criticism, Barr said, “It wouldn’t be appropriate at this stage for me to discuss the Durham investigation.” He said he’d “certainly inform the public and Congress” when possible.

As for the direction of the investigation, he said: “We’ll let the chips fall where they may.”

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  • william carter
    31 October 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    Mr Barr, get to the bottom of the very corrupted FBI and send these crooks to jail for a long time. How dare they tarnish the good name of the FBI!

  • Max A. Netzeband
    31 October 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Mr. Comey can you see the writing on the wall ?
    Your life is not in a stall.
    Do you prefer orange or black and white stripes ?
    Well that matters really not at all.
    You’ll take what they give you.
    Mr. Comey can you see the writing on the Wall ?

    • Juanita Dale
      3 November 2019 at 7:36 am
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      I agree 100% with Martin Shaw & dprato! Pelosi, Schiff, Nader are trying to undo the 2016 election, taking away 66,000+ votes for Trump. They need to be fired! What they are doing is criminal & they should not get away with their hate for our President who has accomplished more for our country than Obama, Bush, etc. America is so much better off since Pres. Trump was elected. He is somewhat unorthodox in how he goes about things, but he gets results & he truly loves America. Very few men could work so hard for us & put up with all the abuse he gets constantly. If we can’t stop this impeachment nonsense, future presidents will have to go through the same treatment & that is unacceptable & unconstitutional. Pelosi talks about following the constitution, yet she abuses it to fit her goals.

  • Banshee803
    31 October 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Statements in opposition to the goals of Barr and Newsome have no credibility as they may at some point be involved and besides that, they are Both in appearance, pathological prevaricating pundits whose only concerns are their own or those of their scurrilous party and NOT those of American Citizens. period.I am a 74 year old Vietnam veteran disabled by the use of Dioxin, more infamously and fatally in too many cases known as Agent Orange. The War killed nearly 60,000 of our troops in a travesty we should NEVER have been involved in which the Democrats began to enrich the Military-Industrial complex about which Eisenhower warned America in his 1960 Farewell Address.Then, I was a 15 year old High School kid. Since the War ended, we have lost ten times as many former troops to the ravages of that despicable use. Had we listened to Eisenhower’s warning Then, we would all too likely NOT be where we are today! I had, EVEN THEN, a degree in GOVERNMENT and after Vietnam was assigned as staff at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, then in 1969 in Georgia Ave, N.W. in Washington, D.C.watching Congress cretins demand and receive preferential treatment over our multiply combat traumatic wounded amputees! If you enjoy such abuse, by all means vote for the lunatic left but THIS honorably Serving and dishonorably disabled Vietnam veteran , fully aware o the pragmatic reality of the swamp that IS Washington, D.C. NEVER WILL; neither should anyone who has traditional AMERICAN values, a work ethic, moral conscience and who holds themselves responsible and accountable for their actions as those we elect for the most part, NEVER DO and who serve no one and nothing but themselves and party agendas in self-aggrandizing schemes to promote personal wealth and political ambition and ALWAYS to the detriment of and expense to those they are supposed to serve but DO NOT: AMERICAN CITIZENS!~

    • Fallingroc
      31 October 2019 at 8:31 pm
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      I totally agree with your words & thoughts… Having also spent 4 years in the Marine Corps, Vietnam, and currently 100% disables from Agent Orange, I continue to wonder WHY we were even there…surly not to WIN the war… America does not fight to win anymore…just to prolong the conflict so certain people make lots of $$$… President Eisenhower DID warn us, yet the Swamp creatures were everywhere even then… Elected representatives NEED to be AUDITED every 2 years, and SURELY INCLUDE TERM LIMITS… It’s a DISGRACE when America gives other nations $$$ in order to help them, only to have that same $$$ going to corrupt American politicians & their families…Biden’s son, Pelosi’s son, Romney’s son, and Kerry’s son were ALL on various Board of Directors for Energy companies in the Ukraine…and that is only the TIP of the ICEBERG!!!! Now I’m seeing President Trump’ raid on the ISIS cockroach resulted in massive information & documents being retrieved showing Obama & Hillary’s involvement with CREATING, FUNDING, and AIDING this evil creature called ISIS… If true, these TRAITORS need to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE & EXECUTED… Preserve & Defend the Constitution… Semper Fi

  • Robert L. Kahlcke
    31 October 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    Hey Little Jimmy, stock up on the KY, Bubba’s waiting for you.

  • George Randle
    31 October 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I know that white collar crime is time consuming and I support Barr and Durham. But there has been more than enough evidence against Comey to put him in jail, if convicted. I always thought the AG could walk and chew gum, so, I guess I am impatient. With Comey’s statement that he plans to move to New Zealand, I would want to know that he isn’t able to flee the country.
    George

  • Larry OBrien
    31 October 2019 at 6:09 pm
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    Yeah — It’s where those chips will MOST FALL that has the democrat leadership most concerned :^) “PLEASE believe what we SAY about you — NOT WHAT WE OURSELVES DO!!!”

  • Marie Ray
    31 October 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    This is complete bull and you know it. When you and Trump face God he will have his say with all of you wacky conspiracy theorists. GOOD LUCK ON THAT DAY. THE DEVIL WILL OPEN HIS DOOR FOR YOU!!!!!

  • Martin Shaw
    31 October 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Schiff and Nadler are corrupt and dishonest. Hopefully they will be voted out of office.

  • dprato
    31 October 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    Well this is a perfect example of Democratic hypocrisy. They have been talking impeachment of the President since before he was sworn in. Thus far they have failed miserably with their allegations which of course have been politically motivated. When Durham and Judicial Watch get done with the Democrats and start putting people in jail they are going to have to look for a new name for their Party. Their behavior, hypocrisy, lying, manipulation of their supporters over the past three years has been horrendous and unforgivable. It is hard to comprehend how the people who still support them have no idea how badly they are being manipulated to keep these Godless fools in power. They need to wake up not get “woke” whatever the hell that means.

  • Fallingroc
    31 October 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    God bless AG Barr…
    God bless President Trump…
    Hold ALL the SWAMP CREATURES ACCOUNTABLE for SEDITION & TREASON…
    Plenty of Room at Club Gitmo…
    Preserve & Defend the Constitution…
    Semper Fi

  • Radone
    31 October 2019 at 8:17 pm
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    Obama had a personal attorney and his name is Eric Holder. He even committed crimes with him, fast and furious for example.

    • dan
      1 November 2019 at 3:10 am
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      You are right And I hope there sufficient legal evidence to indict and put Obama in prison. I know with his ego that if he senses being trapped for the crap that he did, he will blow the country…he just won’t be able to stand the take down. Already at the latest funeral, he spoke about HIMSELF some 68 times according to an article I read. This is his problem, he seriously needs and needed psychiatric help. I actually ask God every once in a while to find him guilty so there is true justice in this world and America.

  • Gary A Cuccia
    31 October 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    I would like to say first that AG Bar is the best Ag we have had in a very long time. I do NOT believe that he is in the pocket of the President at all. Ex FBI Director Comey was in the pocket of not only Hillary Clinton but also in the pocket of the Democratic National Congress and was feeding them all of the information they thought they would need to get ride of Mr. Trump. he was their secret agent for the DNC all along. When Nancy Pelosi ( The Wicked Witch of the West as I call her ) said when she was first elected as Speaker of the House, She made the Statement that she would impeach President Trump before even sitting down as Speaker. The DNC was so positive that they had the Presidency all wrapped up and then lost it that since then they have acted like little kids who say that if they can’t be the Pitcher of the game they are going to take the base ball they own and go home. Its a real Shame that the DNC has taken the very way we have had our Govt. and made it look like a laughing stock to the rest of the world.

  • Joan Gillespie
    1 November 2019 at 12:16 am
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    Democrats needs to get a life in office. Trump’s doin awesome and I’m votin for him again

  • Connie Buehman
    1 November 2019 at 1:08 am
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    President Trump doesn’t not need to explain why he left out the sneeking,sleazy, lying, dirty trick pulling,
    backstabbing, full of Schiff, Creepy,worthless, leaking, idiot Polossi Leading moron Democraps out of the
    Country’s secrete mission loop. It would not make sense to tell them a damn thing. All they would do is tell CNN
    OR THE OTHER FAKE news organizations the plans and alert their friends the ISSIS to look out. Maybe they
    would ship them a pallet of Millions of US tax dollars like their lord and master of the one world order Obama did.

  • Marinevet
    1 November 2019 at 11:29 am
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    It is about time the republicans do something about the overreach of the democrats. He is correct. Let the chips fall where they may. I have a good idea where they will fall. Right in the laps of the democrats.

  • Spike
    1 November 2019 at 12:20 pm
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    The only American who should NOT WANT this investigation moving forward are those who are/were involved or perhaps KNEW too much about what was going on as it happened and did not report it! I believe for the first time in our history, there were Americans at the tops of FBI, CIA, NSA – who decided “they knew best” for the USA with regard to the 2016 Presidential election. Somehow folks, normally patriotic, law abiding citizens, took the law into their own hands and did and have been up to this minute trying to overturn an election!! That should set off alarms in the minds of any rational, freedom loving American.

  • Nr
    1 November 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    These hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

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