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Former Obama Officials Should Worry About Durham Probe

As we reported recently, the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation initiated by Attorney General William Barr, and being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham, has changed from what was an “administrative review” into a criminal investigation.

Now that it has been elevated to that level, several former high ranking Obama officials have reason to sweat.

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Fox News is reporting that a number of former high-level Obama administration officials could “fall into the investigative crosshairs of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team as his probe into the handling of the Russia investigation has risen to the level of a criminal inquiry.” The elevation in status means the U.S. attorney for Connecticut will be able to subpoena witnesses, file charges and impanel grand juries.

“You do not impanel a grand jury at this point unless you are going to indict,” a source familiar with the investigation told Fox News. “Durham is at a point where he knows he has crimes and now the question is how many people were involved and they have a pretty good idea of that group of people and what the charges can be and whether or not they can get some cooperators.”

It’s not clear when the change occurred, but the probe began in May as an administrative review. A source familiar with the matter told Fox News that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s upcoming report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign will shed light on why Durham’s probe has become a criminal inquiry. Horowitz announced last week that his report would be available to the public soon, with “few” redactions.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly called the Russia investigation conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller a “witch hunt.” Republicans have suggested the Mueller investigation stemmed from a plot by members of the Obama Administration and career intelligence officials, in what they call the “Deep State,” to undermine Trump.

Which Former Obama Officials Might Be Caught in the IG’s Net?

No one has speculated which “former Obama officials” may be implicated by Durham, however, sources told Fox News that Durham was “very interested” to question former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan, an anti-Trump critic who recently dismissed the idea. The New York Times reported Thursday that Durham’s criminal review has prompted some CIA officials to obtain criminal legal counsel in anticipation of being interviewed.

Former FBI Director Comey signed three of the FISA applications for Page, that Durham is looking in to, while former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, all signed at least one. So, it stands to reason that any, or all of the Obama administration personnel could be in the crosshairs.

Barr’s shift of the investigation from an “administrative review” to a criminal inquiry, has prompted allegations from Democrats that the Department of Justice is being politicized. Attorney General Bill Barr, however, rejected those claims and defended the Durham probe in an interview earlier this week with Fox News, while accusing the James Comey-era FBI brass of a “failure of leadership.”

The upgrade to a criminal investigation comes as President Trump is already facing scrutiny about the potential abuse of power, including a House impeachment inquiry examining whether he withheld military aid in order to pressure the president of Ukraine to launch an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

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  • Fred
    2 November 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    The Dems are politicizing The House, in the impeachment process, and they are calling valid criminal investigations politicizing of the DOJ. It is typical of the Dems, socailists, climate changers, communists, Marxists, and the deep state to falsely scream about something they are actually doing.

  • WAYNE
    2 November 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    YA OBAMA THE IRISH MAN YOU KNOW FROM AFRICA YA RIGHT ! HE DID IT AND THE OTHER TO IT WILL COME OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • barto
    2 November 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    we want these CORRUPT, CROOKED people from the OBAMA ADMINISTRTION to do their “sweating” in PRISON!

  • Ruth Bullard
    2 November 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    Would NOT surprise me! Of COURSE Biden & Hillary knew about every OUNCE of corruption with Biden & son. If you think for one moment he wasn’t part of the money trail think again!!!

  • old biker
    2 November 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    2020 is going to be one hell of a year

  • DJParker
    2 November 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Investigations be damned, it is all a smoke-screen. Nothing ever comes of them. It is all for the public consumption but in truth the Reps,Dems, Commies all look out for each other in the end

  • bren
    2 November 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    VOTE RED …If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
    AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  • Robert David Hummel
    2 November 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    *** The PUBLICLY KNOWN EVIDENCE is OVERWHELMED , with VOLUMINOUS CITED FACTS, of the myriad of the Leftist-Socialist-Democrat, CRIMES, perpetrated during, and after, Former President Barack HUSSEIN Obama, and the Obama Regime’s (circa 2009-2016), term in Office, and presently being PERFORMED, by the Obama managed DEEP-STATE-Operative’s, along with the Socialist Democrats and Rhinos, of the 116th Congress… *** NEEDS to be “ACTED UPON more EXPEDITIOUSLY.***
    ***We The People’, are the Employer’s, , and are paying Daily, Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, and Annual TAXES… for those we have elected, and those that were appointed to Serve in the THREE BRANCHES of our REPUBLICS GOVERNMENT, …to… “SOLVE the ISSUES CITED.”…
    WE ARE GROWING EXHAUSTED, OUR PATIENCE…IS WEARING THIN… though we SHARE in President Trump’s, Valiant and Courageous 24/7, DETERMINATION to DRAIN THE SWAMP !!!,… It seems the only REAL solution to the whole of our federal governments problems, will only be attained, upon the acts of citizens of all parties, to VOTE RED, in the 2020 General Election… BUT WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT for MORE CALAMITY, and DEMOCRAT CHAOS, to BEFALL OUR REPUBLIC, by the EMPLOYEES of the Government, that is rather TARDY in RESOLVING the Criminal Acts of the Obama, while the Collective DEEP-STATE–Malingerers, are permitted to continue there ASSAULT on our REPUBLIC.
    ***Therefore, “We.The People’ … DEMAND a PROMPT–> JUDICIAL Performance to APPLY the RULE of LAW”, in the matters at hand. …PERIOD.

  • Jeffrey Lanham
    3 November 2019 at 12:23 am
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    Each and every member of both the House and Senate need to be investigated. They all live off Americans someway or another.
    All need to go home permanently, and let the poor and persecuted We The People take over. The whole of DC’s political nonprofessional swamp creatures all needs to go home and let people who care, do their jobs.
    I mean look at The fiasco, they all have the wrong idea of how to run the country.

  • Laura Wagner
    3 November 2019 at 12:45 am
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    “Wah! It’s become political!” Miserable f***ing crybaby liberals. The DOJ under Obama WAS political, now it’s honest and coming for the despicable ones who did turn it into a weaponized department for the democrats. Serves them right. May Justice prevail to those who knowingly did the crimes. I hope they aren’t leaving out the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who paid for the Steele Dossier.

  • Osgood
    3 November 2019 at 5:18 am
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    Maybe Hussein can do his time in a Kenyan jail?

  • Zolton
    3 November 2019 at 5:20 am
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    If you can’t do the time – then don’t do the crime!

  • Chester
    3 November 2019 at 5:22 am
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    Liberals will never accept that their messiah could do anything wrong

  • Louis Clause
    3 November 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Its about time the deep state is brought to bare… This is what is so carupt about some of our government officials. Go justice dept.

  • Lyman Lawrence
    3 November 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Obama,Hillary, Comey, right on down the line should be charged and all the people that follow what’s been going on know that they are all guilty. Top Democrats, FBI, and CIA officials need jail time

  • william g munson
    3 November 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Well they are working five times faster than the Mueller Fake investigation for sure Go Get William Barr you will notice Williams sure do it Right too

  • Luis Rodriguez, Jr
    3 November 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    yes he should be in jail…with all his corruption…

  • Luis Rodriguez
    3 November 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    We need these CORRUPT,CROOKED peoples from the OBAMA ADMINISTRTION to do their time in PRISON!

  • allan enkin
    3 November 2019 at 7:18 pm
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    The level of corruption that has gone on in the Government bureaucracy for decades under Democrat control, as well as in Democratic administrations,will be revealed by the Barr investigation,the Horowitz Report and the Durham Probe.The significance of these findings will definitely embarrass those people who have attempted to make Trump the sacrificial Lamb to hide their own wrong doing. This will be a defining moment for the Democrats and their party and their Dis-Utopian ideas of color designation,victim-hood,political correctness and condemning America for all the ills in the world.

  • Rick
    3 November 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    ALL THE CORRUPTION WILL STEM DOWN TO OBAMA SIMPLE AS THAT.

  • kAREN
    4 November 2019 at 6:13 am
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    CLEAN THE SWAMP!

  • Liz Walters
    5 November 2019 at 11:46 am
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    Obama’s Hope and Change was nothing more than he hoped he could change America into a socialist nation since he is a Muslim Socialist who both he and his wifie HATE white people, all police units and Americans.

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