REPOST/UPDATE AG Barr – You Might Want to Rethink Obama and Biden

REPOST/UPDATE AG Barr – You Might Want to Rethink Obama and Biden

Update – August 6, 2020:  Andrew Weissmann, the quintessential hard left partisan hack with a law degree, the pit-bull of the Mueller investigation (and for all intents and purposes the man who ran the Mueller investigation), has weighed in with a NYT op-ed calling on all DOJ attorneys involved in the Barr/Durham investigation to refuse to keep working because of yet another hallowed tradition of shutting down any DOJ activity with political overtones 90 days before an election.

Weissmann should have been disbarred years ago for what Sidney Powell chronicled in “License to Lie”; and disbarment is the least punishment he ought to be fearing from Barr/Durham.  Weissmann knew from the outset of the Mueller investigation that there was no evidence to back it up; that it was the insurance policy for getting rid of President Trump; and he acted like an organized crime boss in carrying out his mission (see the details of Roger Stone’s arrest).  The truth just held him up.

Weissmann’s op-ed signals fear among the coup cabal, and rightly so. Biden’s consideration of Susan Rice as the possible VP candidate is another signal of fear–she checks a few group identity boxes but her real value may be her ability (according to Weissmann/Deep State wisdom) to piggyback on Weissman’s argument and make a Biden/Rice ticket bulletproof against aggressive Obamagate prosecution initiated by Barr/Durham.

This is yet another indication that AG Bill Barr is very soon going to be put to the test of a lifetime:  what does integrity and character mean to an American patriot serving as Attorney General of the United States of America in 2020?

When the post below was made over two months ago, Barr had publicly signaled Obama and Biden would be off limits from Durham’s investigation.  But it was unclear whether his signal was based on full knowledge of what Obama and Biden had actually done, or whether it was mostly invoking DOJ tradition against political prosecution of former Presidents and Vice Presidents.

Our hunch is that it was the latter; that Barr and Durham and all the Beltway elite have been slow to recognize–and instinctively resistant to even entertaining in thought of–the scope of premeditated treasonous criminality that both Obama and Biden were directly and knowingly and purposefully involved with in creating and carrying out the Russia collusion hoax.

But thanks in large part to Sundance at Conservative Treehouse, there are millions of Americans who have recognized this fact for years, and because of recent Beltway briefing activity by Sundance, many among the Beltway elite now recognize it, too.

And so it is mega-soul-searching time for AG Barr.  Of course Americans don’t like the idea of prosecuting those who held the highest positions in the country.  Of course Americans know Barack Obama was the first black President, and in the midst of massive, orchestrated BLM agitation all across America, the idea of prosecuting Obama (or Biden) would appear to be foolish and even dangerous from a pragmatic perspective.

But the reality is that what Obama and Biden did profoundly and severely threatened the very survival of America under the Constitution.  They made the DOJ and FBI into organized, weaponized liars for the purpose of destroying political opponents.  And it really wasn’t just annoyance with Donald Trump as a personality; it was because Trump’s presence threatened their ability to complete the ‘fundamental transformation’/leftist destruction of American freedom that they had begun eight years prior.

Framing a successor President for the purpose of removing him as President is the crime of treason–or there is no such crime.  And if treason by a President isn’t prosecutable under the American rule of law, there is no justice system in America that is worthy of the name.

That there remains no accountability for Obamagate continues to threaten the very survival of America under the Constitution.

So as we suggested over two months ago, AG Barr:  You Might Want to Rethink Obama and Biden

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Original Post

AG Bill Barr stepped up to calm the Beltway ruling class about a week ago, scripting a question to be asked at his press conference, and then reading from a scripted answer. The event was staged to assure the hyperventilating Pravda MSM outlets and their Democrat Party allies that at least as of the time Barr was speaking, there was no expectation that the DOJ would commence a criminal investigation of either Obama or Biden.

Barr then went on to acknowledge the extreme abuse of power experienced by the Trump campaign and by President Trump at the hands of the Obama DOJ/FBI (and Mueller). But citing the recent “Bridgegate” decision of SCOTUS, Barr tried to warn and explain to American deplorables that there can be extreme abuses of power that are nevertheless not crimes.

Even as to motives and actions that appear criminal, Barr further explained that the hallowed traditions of the DOJ and American justice require that no criminal prosecution shall be brought by the DOJ unless the DOJ believes in good faith that a crime has been committed and that they have accumulated enough evidence to believe they can prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. If there are reasonable doubts as to the proof of certain elements of a particular case, the DOJ will not bring the case.

Barr also made clear that even if the Obama DOJ/FBI had abused or violated those hallowed traditions, he would not allow any ‘tit-for-tat’ response by the Barr-led DOJ that would only continue a cycle of abuse.

The wise and learned Andy McCarthy soon weighed in to applaud Barr as the voice of mature, high integrity DOJ leadership, showing the great courage required to prepare American deplorables for the probability that most or all of the coup perpetrators will not be held accountable.

To be fair, Barr did not suggest a blanket pass was about to be issued to the whole cast of characters, and in fact was quite blunt about how he sees the situation:

What happened to the President in the 2016 election and throughout the first two years of his administration was abhorrent. It was a grave injustice and it was unprecedented in American historyThe law enforcement and intelligence apparatus were involved in advancing a false and utterly baseless Russian collusion narrative against the president.  The proper investigative and prosecutive standards of the Department of Justice were abused…We saw two different standards of justice emerge: one that applied to President Trump and his associates, and the other that applied to everyone else.  We can’t allow this to ever happen againThe Durham investigation is trying to get to the bottom of what happenedThose who broke the laws will be held to account

So it’s fair to say that nobody knows for sure what Barr/Durham are going to do or not do, possibly because Barr and Durham haven’t decided. But a free pass to Obama and Biden seems baked into the cake at this point, and Americans who believe that would be a gross miscarriage of justice need to be prepared to be patted on the head by the ruling elite and told to grow up, learn from their ruling class betters, and take their oh-so-understandable but ignorant frustrations and fuhgeddaboudit.

Mr. Barr, speaking as just one deplorable, please think again about the consequences to your beloved institutions (and your country) of a free pass for Obama and Biden.

You are staking America’s future under the rule of law on your ‘take’ that the American people will ultimately live with a few perjury convictions of a couple of low-level functionaries in a massively orchestrated attempted coup by the highest officials of the Obama administration. That’s enough ‘justice’ because…tradition.

With due respect, sir, the American people are not going to accept that result.

Of course America has a hallowed tradition of not prosecuting former Presidents. It’s unseemly and dangerous as a precedent. But that hallowed tradition springs from another hallowed tradition: the peaceful transition of power after elections.

And the peaceful transition of power is built on yet another hallowed assumption, if not tradition: that successive presidential administrations, of whatever their political party or philosophy, at their core revere and respect and honor the idea that it is right to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Obama/Biden administration generally, and Barack Obama and Joe Biden specifically, led behavior that was and is a mockery of the idea of peaceful transition of power and tried to frame innocent people and execute a coup to effectively overthrow the Constitution.

If there is ever to be an exception to traditions of not prosecuting former Presidents or Vice-Presidents, this ought to be it. Their behavior goes to the very core of whether America’s government under the Constitution is to survive, or whether an elite cabal can take it over next time, if they are just a little more clever and deceitful.

To hell with giving them a pass. Get to the bottom of what happened. Tell the American people what you find. Pull no punches. The American people can handle the truth; they can’t handle more ruling class obfuscation and condescension.

There is fear in some circles, or a practical calculation, that holding Barack Obama accountable for his actions will cause terrible damage to race relations, and that black Americans especially would be offended and outraged. But that assumption is like Joe Biden’s leftist/racist mindset declaring that black Americans think only one way; that criminal and even treasonous abuse of power is not objectionable to Americans with black skin so long as the criminal and treasonous abuse of power is carried out by someone of the same skin color. How profoundly racist and insulting that is toward black Americans!

This isn’t a call for indictment, prosecution and jail time for Obama and Biden, per se. It is a call that such possibilities should not be blithely ruled out for any reason of ‘tradition’; a call to tell the full truth to the American people about what a full investigation shows that these two men did.

If your eventual judgment is that maybe crimes were committed but it is too hard to prove ‘conspiracy’ beyond a reasonable doubt, then say so. At least you’d be saying there were crimes, but you can’t prove them beyond a reasonable doubt.

If your response is that this conspiracy ought to be a crime, but Congress has never said so and so the DOJ’s hands are tied…then recommend legislation that Congress can pass so that a future Attorney General will be able to discern that conspiracy to overthrow the duly elected President of the United States is a crime.

The stakes could not be higher. The American people already know far more about what happened than the Beltway MSM would have you believe. It you stick with your scripted answer exempting Obama and Biden as the final say no matter what further disclosures come out, you will have done incalculable and probably irreparable damage to the rule of law you seek to preserve.

The least of that damage:  Americans will dismiss for a generation or more any respect for the integrity of the FBI and DOJ and every subordinate level of law enforcement in the country. In every jury selection process for at least the next 30 years, the trial judge that asks potential jurors about their predispositions toward law enforcement and the prosecutors is going to get an earful: the answer is zero trust in any of them, and even a presumption that they framed the defendant and fabricated evidence and engaged in vindictive prosecution, particularly if the ‘crime’ at issue can be characterized as having any political flavor to it. The further result will be presumptive acquittals.

You may think you can shrug all of this off as the unfortunate abusive but non-criminal legacy of the Obama cabal, but it will be your legacy.

Eric Georgatos blogs at America Can We Talk?

11 Comments
  • Ab
    Posted at 09:45h, 25 May Reply

    Great article, agree 100%. Not sure what the hell Barr is thinking making such a statement, although he said he didn’t expect any charges I’m hoping that was a total head fake and he really expects charges but couldn’t say at this time. If not then he lets our country slide beyond repair.

  • sean o'neill
    Posted at 11:23h, 25 May Reply

    The 10 Amendments in then Bill Of Rights just turned into the “TEN SUGGESTIONS”! ! DEVESTATING NEWS!!

  • Me
    Posted at 11:34h, 25 May Reply

    As soon as he declared Obama and Biden off limits is when you know there are two sets of rules. To think a person could use his power as president to spy on any American or to use all the powers of government to try and take out a candidate or reverse an election is exactly why they should be prosecuted. Barr is worried about precedent? Well the Kenyan fraud, Obama sure wasn’t. This is not tit-for-tat. Is locking someone up for murder tit-for-tat? No. It’s justice and its supposed to blind. Clearly its not.

  • Michael A Klopp
    Posted at 13:31h, 25 May Reply

    Tit for tat just in case DJT should lose? Or as Ab suggested a ploy to get them off guard until after the election! Hoping for the latter.

  • P Whitener
    Posted at 14:36h, 25 May Reply

    First off, I don’t know what Bahr and Durham have planned. What I did do is when I saw and listened to his statement I paid special attention to what he said and how he said it. He said Durham wasn’t going to look into Obama and Biden, He didn’t say whether or not someone else was going to look into them. It was several months that Durham was on the job before it was announced that he was investigating the investigators. Would it not be nice if a Special Prosecutor were appointed? One can only hope.

  • D3F1ANT
    Posted at 15:07h, 25 May Reply

    Barr is worse than Sessions! He’s one of them!

  • mlopez
    Posted at 15:07h, 25 May Reply

    This is a great article raising a whole spectrum of legitimate questions no one else appears interested in. Investigations and their subsequent prosecutions are suppose to go where ever the evidence leads. Everyone knows all counter intelligence investigations must be initiated by the President. So there is the predicate for questioning Obama and Biden as, if there weren’t mountains of documentary evidence. Barr won’t be restoring the faith and trust of the American people in our legal system, which was suppose to be his primary charge with his refusal to allow any investigation, or questioning, which might lead to the prosecution of a past President. Poor precedent you say, well then why the hell would any future President feel the need to adhere to the law, any law? Apparently, Obama and Biden, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch assumed as much.

    Now the American people can finally come to see and understand for themselves, exactly what the law really means and stands for and neither Sean Hannity, nor De Genova can spin the hypocrisy of Trump’s Attorney General Barr. It doesn’t matter how much sugar you put in horse manure. You don’t make applesauce.

    Here’s what else everyone appears unwilling to notice. Obama wouldn’t go down quietly. Obama promises to expose the really big people and all their even bigger interests behind him, if indeed he were to be indicted. All that means a lot of the smaller fish will get scooped up, but most will be allowed to escape in the end, as long as they don’t roll over on, or implicate Obama. The chumps that get caught out and don’t have the goods on such big tunas as Obama and Biden will be sacrificed. For those of lower caste, who can’t avail themselves of sufficient blow back, it will be all law and order and pontificating judges throwing the book. The big boys always get to skate and the big tuna swim free.

    And that, boys and girls is the expertise and judgment Barr was brought out of retirement to exercise. Now let’s watch as Nunes bobs and weaves slipping questions from Lou Dobbs and Hannity says it over and over, repetitive and hypnotic in his pious dog and pony show along with DeGenov who has been assuring us for the last three years as they all stooped to conquer. You see, in the end there really isn’t any law. There are rules for men, but the law is for cowards, a implement for men of property. Otherwise, there is no law, only politics and prostitution before it.

    Slow and methodical Barr’s investigation was always meant to preserve the corrupt order, a system that is rotten to its core, to make sure the right bodies remain buried in undisclosed locations and this popular farce and fantasy of “A country of laws,” a system where-in no one was thought to be above the law is maintained. Trump’s heroic efforts to save America have been betrayed still again by a pompous, cynical, hypocrite, Attorney General Barr who loves his club dinning room and wood paneled offices lined with law books and privilege more than the actual principle of law itself. I spit on two faced hypocrisy and pot bellied privilege, which betrays everything that is true and beautiful about America. Ask any uniform. Ask any suit in the grimiest city squad room. Investigations go where they go. Every thing else is a fix meaning, the brass is dirty. Good cops are demoralized. Less experienced, ordinary citizens are shocked. Anyone with any respect for the law is disgusted.

  • Louis Genevie
    Posted at 18:05h, 25 May Reply

    The rule of law ended with Hillary’s non-prosecution for giving our top secrets away by putting them on an unsecured private server in her basement and then destroying evidence of quid pro quo with her phony “foundation”. This. while a low level Navy guy was severely punished with jail time for taking a harmless picture on his sub. Then all FBI/CIA BS. It is what is deplorable, a total disgrace.

    But we should all understand that Justice is not so easily obtained here, other than at the end of a rope or an AR15. Think about it. Let’s say there are indictments of all the criminals we already know about, Comey, Clapper, Brennen and the slimly disgusting rest. The crimes were committed in DC, so that is where the trials would be held. Trials before the likes of the disgraceful Judge Amy Berman Jackson or the criminal judge Emmet Sullivan, before juries composed of 95% sheeple Democrats. Got any guesses as to the outcomes? Anyone for the rope or the AR15?

  • Ed M
    Posted at 21:08h, 25 May Reply

    Barr is a Bush guy. He is not a Trump guy. If we ever expected justice with the Deep State, we should have looked deeply into his pro bonum effort to get the FBI murderer in the Randy Weaver/ Ruby Ridge matter acquitted, when the state brought charges. He is not trusty legal sleuth we want him to be. ( If he suggests he wants justice, where are the indictments for Hillary and endless intentional FBI fumbles? Why is Judicail Watch having to carry all the water?)

  • Hugh
    Posted at 06:17h, 26 May Reply

    “Zero Trust”; this retired LEO knows never to trust us.

  • Leslie THorne
    Posted at 12:28h, 26 May Reply

    I have said it all along, Barr will never turn on his lifelong friends,he is one of them, always has been always will be. What we will hear is it was unethical, unprofessional , bla,bla but not criminal. What we will hear is what we always hear from DC, sounds like fu citizens and taxpayers is coming our way. But surely you didn’t think anything else would happen?

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