Giuliani slams ‘swamp media’, says it’s time to fight back against Dems


COMPLAINT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S INSPECTOR GENERAL. LOU: IT TURNS OUT SCHIFF HAD EARLY NOTICE.>>YOU ARE SURPRISED HE IS CONSPIRING TO LEVEL FALSE CHARGES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? THE GUY WHO CLAIMED HE HAD DIRECT EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION? LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? AS PART OF THE OTHER CONSPIRACY TO FRAME. THAT’S WHY WE ARE CONSIDERING A LAWSUIT. REMEMBER HE DOESN’T HAVE IMMUNITY WHEN HE’S OFF THE FLOOR OF THE CONGRESS. AND HIS STATEMENT ABOUT HAVING THIS EVIDENCE OF RUSSIAN COLLUSION WAS MADE TO A REPORTER. THE SUPREME COURT CASE SAYS YES, SAY IT TO CONGRESS, YOU ARE IMMUNE. PUT IN A PRESS RELEASE, YOU ARE LIABLE LIKE ANYBODY ELSE. WE ARE CONSIDERING A LAWSUIT TO VINDICATE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT’S ADMINISTRATION, TO ALSO REMEDY THE PROGRAM TRAMPLING ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF MANY, MANY PEOPLE. LOU: INCLUDING THE RIGHTS OF HIS ATTORNEY. THIS IS AN EFFORT TO INTIMIDATE YOU.>>THEY ARE GOING AFTER BARR WHO IS HIS GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY. THEY ARE GOING AFTER ME WHO IS HIS PRIVATE COMMUNITY. WITH BARR THEY ARE OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE. REMEMBER THEY WERE CHARGING THE PRESIDENT WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? SO WHY ISN’T IT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IF DEMOCRATIC SENATORRED REACH OUT TO FOREIGNERS AND SAY DON’T COOPERATE WITH BARR. IT’S AN INVESTIGATION OF AN ALLEGED CRIME INVOLVING ADVANCED MANIPULATION OF INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IN ITALY, THE UKRAINE, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA. THAT’S ALSO AN ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE WITH THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY. THEIR INTERFERENCE WITH BARR IS ATTEMPTING TO INTERFERE WITH BARR TRYING TO MAKE SURE THE LAW IS EXECUTED.>>I HAVE A GOOD RECORD OF GOING AFTER SCOUNDRELS INCLUDING THE MAFIA AND THE UNIONS. THEY WERE A HELL OF A LOT SMARTER THAN SCHIFF. SCHIFF SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS REMARKS ON THE — FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IMMUNE. BUT WHEN HE STARTS SPOUTING ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT WHETHER HE’S INVOLVED IN SETTING UP THE WHISTLEBLOWER THING. BUT A MONTH BEFORE I CAN SHOW HIM SAYING THINGS REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S COMPLAINT HAS TONIGHT, WHICH IS MORE A LEGAL BRIEF. IT HAS TO BE A WASHINGTON LAWYER, I HAVE A SUSPICION — WHICH WOULD YOU BE SURPRISED IF IT WAS A DEMOCRATIC PARTISAN WHO DID IT? I WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED. THIS COULD BE THE SECOND SETUP, BY THE WAY. NOW IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK. IT’S TIME TO HOLD THESE PEOPLE LIABLE FOR THREATENING TO ARREST THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY GENERAL. THAT’S NOT INTIMIDATION. IT’S NOT INTIMIDATION TO THREENT DISBAR ME BECAUSE I’M DOING MY JOB? WHAT’S GOING TO COME OUT TOMORROW IS THE REFUTABLE — THE IRREFUTABLE PROOF. I DELIVERED IT TO THEM AND CONDUCTED IT BEFORE THE MUELLER WAYS WAS OVER — THE MUELLER CASE WAS OVER. I BEGAN THIS INVESTIGATION IN NOVEMBER OF 2018. I CONCLUDED IT BY THE END OF MARCH. MUELLER HAD JUST CONCLUDE HIS INVESTIGATION THEN. MY KEY INTERVIEWS WERE IN JANUARY WHEN MUELLER WAS STILL TRYING TO FRAME HIM IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE. THIS EVIDENCE WAS VALUABLE TO ME IN DEFENDING HIM. THAT’S WHY I GATHERED HIM. BIND WASN’T A CANDIDATE THEN. I DIDN’T EVEN THINK HE WOULD BE A CANDIDATE. HE LOOKED LIKE HE COULDN’T WALK ACROSS THE STREET. LOU: THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTED THE ORIGINS OF THE 2016 CONSPIRACY AGAINST HIM INVESTIGATED.>>THE UKRAINIANS CAME TO ME, I DIDN’T GO LOOKING FOR THEM. THEY TOLD ME FOR A YEAR AND A HALF THEY WERE TRYING TO GET TO THE FBI. THEY HIRED A LAWYER TO TRY TO GET TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THEY COULDN’T GET TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE REASON I GAVE IT TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT WAS BECAUSE MY WITNESSES DIDN’T TRUST THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. I TRIED TO CONVINCE THEM THAT ONCE BILL BARR WAS THERE THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BUT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. I DELIVERED SOME OF THE NOTES I HAD, THEN I EXPECTED I WOULD HEAR BACK, AND I NEVER HEARD BACK. THEY NEVER EVEN GAVE ME THE COURTESY OF CALLING ME IN TO ASK ME ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THESE THINGS. THEY NEVER TALKED TO THE PRINCIPAL WITNESSES, AND I THINK THE DEEP STATE PEOPLE STRIDE TO DEEP STATE IT BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD ANOTHER WORD ABOUT IT. I BET WE WON’T FIND A REPORT OF AN INVESTIGATION LIKE THAT. THAT’S WHAT I WOULD DO. LOU: THEY ARE TBLIGHT INSPECTORS GENERAL.>>OBAMA HOLDOVER? LOU: CORRECT. ATKINSON FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY. HE IS.>>HE DID A GOOD JOB THE OBAMA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THIS GUY MISSED PETER STRZOK, McCABE, COMEY. LOU: DOESN’T IT STRIKE YOU — HE’S A HELL OF AN INVESTIGATOR. I DON’T THINK I WOULD HIRE HIM WHEN I WAS U.S. ATTORNEY. LOU: DOESN’T IT STRIKE YOU AS QUESTIONABLE THAT THE NATIONAL MEDIA DOESN’T WANT TO DISCUSS THIS?>>THERE IS NO WAY I CAN DESCRIBE HOW DISGUSTED I AM WITH HOW CORRUPT THE SWAMP MEDIA IS. I KNEW WHEN THEY TOLD ME ABOUT BIDEN. THIS CAME TO ME AS UKRAINIAN COLLUSION. IN THE MIDDLE I SAID JOE BIDEN FIXED THE CASE AGAINST HIS SON, SOROS AND BURISMA. AND I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN FIXED THE CASE. HE SAID COME ON, EVERYBODY IN UKRAINE KNOWS. DIDN’T YOU SEE THAT INTERVIEW? HE SAID NO I NEVER SAW THE INTERVIEW. HE SHOWED ME THE INTERVIEW WITH BIDEN. I SAID OH, MY GOD WEB’S GUILTY. HE DIDN’T MENTION HIS SON. HE KEPT HIS SON OUT OF IT. THEN THEY GAVE ME THE DOCUMENTS. I HAVE SEEN THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS OF THE INVESTIGATION, OF THE LAUNDERED MONEY, THE MONEY THAT WENT TO HUNTER BIDEN FROM LATVIA TO CYPRUS, TO THE U.S. I HAVE THE NOTES BACK FROM CYPRUS. PER U.S. GOVERNMENT WE CAN’T GIVE YOU IDENTITIES FOR HUNTER GOOD BIND AND DEVON HUNTER. EVERYBODY KNOWS THEY GAVE THEM OUT. THEN SHOKIN TESTIFIES WHEN HE CALLED HE WAS TOLD THE U.S. EMBASSY SAID DON’T GIVE OVER THE AMOUNTS ON HUNTER BIND AND LEVON. BIND SAID HE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BURISMA. IT’S SO OBVIOUS, IT TAKES ALMOST A CORRUPT MIND NOT TO SEE IT. IT’S LOGICAL. WHAT HAPPENED IS LOGICAL. LET ME PUT IS THIS WAY. THERE IS ANY SERIOUS ADULT HUMAN BEING THAT THINKS A MULTI-BILLIONAIRE, UKRAINIAN OLIGARCH WHO FLED UKRAINE, WORKED WITH RUSSIA AND STOLE $5 BILLION IS GOING TO PAY THIS KID $3 BILLION TO $8 BILLION? THERE IS ANYBODY WHO THINKS CHINA WOULD GIVE THIS KID 2 CENTS? OR WERE THEY BUYING AND COMPROMISING THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AN ODOR THAT WAS SO FOUL THAT EVERYBODY IN UKRAINE USED TO LAUGH SAT JOE BIDEN WHEN HE — LAUGH AT JOE BIDEN WHEN HE TALKED WITH CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE. LOU: THE PRESIDENT’S ATTORNEY WHO HAS HIS OWN ATTORNEY, JOHN SAIL, TO REPRESENT YOU AND ALL THE MATTERS ATTACHED TO THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.>>NEVER AUTHORIZED BY A VOTE OF CONGRESS IN ORDER TO DEPRIVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE RIGHT TO CALL WITNESSES. THE REASON IS TO AGAIN TRAMPLE HIS RIGHT TO CALL WITNESSES IN HIS DEFENSE. SO THEY WON’T GIVE HIM THAT RIGHT. THEY TAKE HIS RIGHT TO COUNSEL. SHOKIN WANTS TO TESTIFY OPENLY AND POINT THE FINGER SAT BIDEN AND SAY HE’S A CROOK. THE MINUTE THE AFFIDAVIT CAME OUT THEY KNEW I HAD IT. THAT’S WHY THEY TRIED TO SILENCE ME. IT’S NO ACCIDENTAL I PUT THE AFFIDAVIT OF SHOKIN OUT. THREE HOURS LATER THEY SAY WE DEMAND THE PRESS NOT INTERVIEW HIM. WHO DOES THAT OTHER THAN SOMEBODY WHO THINKS THEY OWN THE PRESS. THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY REPUTATION. I GET CALLS ABOUT DID YOU REPRESENT SOMEBODY 10 YEARS AGO OR DID YOU DO THIS OR DID YOU DO THAT? I SAY WHAT DOES IT MATTER. WHY DON’T YOU INVESTIGATE THE CASE FIRST THEN YOU CAN GO AFTER THE PROCESS. LOU: NO ONE WOULD HAVE A MORE PUBLIC RECORD IN HIS PROFESSION –>>IF THE MAFIA COULDN’T GET ME AND THE FARC, THESE PIPSQUEAKS AREN’T GOING TO GET ME. LOU: WE HAVE 30 SECONDS TO WRAP UP. THE TRANSCRIPT SAYS THERE IS NO ISSUE. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS SO RULED. WHY IN THE WORLD — WHERE DO WE GO AND WHY CAN’T THIS BE CONCLUDED QUICKLY?>>BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS ARE ENGAGED IN AND I ILLEGAL CONSPIRACY TO TAKE HIM OUT OF OFFICE AT ANY COST. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF HE’S LEGAL OR ILLEGAL OR THEY PERPETUATE LIES. THIS IS A PLAN THAT STARTED WITH PETER STRZOK TO PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING INTO OFFICE AND THE UNDERSTAND PLAN WAS TO FRAME HIM IF HE GOT INTO OFFICE. THE FIRST ALLEGATION IS ONE THAT WAS SERIOUS. THE SECOND ONE IS A JOKE. THE CONVERSATION IS COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS. HE DOESN’T THREATENING WITH HE DOESN’T USE MONEY. JOE BIDEN DOES ALL THAT AND THEY ARE TRYING TO SUPPRESS IT. LOU: WHEN DO THE LAWSUITS WITH YOU AND THE PRESIDENT BEGIN?>>THEY TAKE TIME TO PUT TOGETHER. I GOT A WHOLE NEW SET OF ALLEGATIONS TODAY THAT COULD BE EVEN MORE SERIOUS. MAYBE NOT. I HAVEN’T CHECKED THEM OUT YET. LOU: YOU ARE JUST GUESSING?>>I AM NOT GUESSING. I HAVE HAD ALLEGATIONS THAT COME TO ME THAT TURN OUT TO BE TRUE. I HAVE ALLEGATIONS THAT ARE IDIOTIC, AND ALLEGATIONS I THINK HAVE TRUE BUT I CAN’T PROVE.

DOJ watchdog submits draft report on alleged FISA abuses to AG Barr


WILL BE PUBLIC, THE REPORT CAN BE RELEASED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH OR EARLY OCTOBER. JOINING US TONIGHT TO ASSESS THIS FURTHER FORMER ACTING A GENERAL MATTHEW WHITAKER. THIS IS THE DEVELOPMENT THAT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR, THE DELIVERY OF THE DRAFT REPORT TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE TIMING?>>THIS IS A BIG DEAL AND WE HAVE ALL HEARD THAT THIS REPORT WAS EMINENT SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER, WHAT WE NOW KNOW THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE NOW HAS IT AND THIS IS WHERE ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR HAS A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO PREEMPTIVELY IF THERE’S PUNISHMENTS THEY NEED TO BE MENDED OUT, AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISCIPLINARY FINDINGS FOR EXAMPLE BRUCE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE, IF THERE WAS VICE ABUSE OR SOMEONE THEY DID SOMETHING WRONG AND SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO PUNISHMENT OR PROSECUTION, THE TIME IS NOW FOR BILLBOARD TO TAKE THE REPORT AND TAKE ACTION. AND SOON ENOUGH WE WILL ALL SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND AGAIN, DON’T FORGET DURHAM IS STILL LOOKING AT THE ORIGIN OF THIS INVESTIGATION. THE FISA PIECE IS SUCH AN IMPORT PIECE THE ACTIONS CAN BE TAKEN AGAINST EMPLOYEES ARE THOSE THAT DID WRONG. LOU: GOING INTO THAT ASPECT OF THE INVESTIGATION, THIS INVESTIGATION IS EVEN BROADER. BUT WERE TALKING ABOUT 1 MILLION RECORDS AND DOCUMENTS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MORE THAN 100 INTERVIEWS. IN THE INVESTIGATION STILL ONGOING AND MAYBE OTHERS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT. THIS LOOKS LIKE IT’S A WHOLESALE INVESTIGATION OF THE ORIGINS OF SPY GATE AND EVERYTHING THAT HAS OCCURRED UNDER THE OBAMA ERA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, FBI, YOUR THOUGHTS?>>WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO SEE HOW THIS INVESTIGATION STARTED, HOW FISA WAS OBTAINED FROM CARTER PAGE, AND HOW THE DOSSIER WAS USED IN THE INVESTIGATION AND FROM WHERE I SIT AND WHAT I KNOW, I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE FAIRLY DRAMATIC OF WHAT THIS INVESTIGATION WILL SHOW, AS YOU KNOW, IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE RUSSIA COLLUSION WAS WITH MICHAEL STEELE AND THE DEMOCRATS WHO PAID FOR THIS ORIGINAL DOSSIER THAT WAS USED AS A FOUNDATION FOR THE INVESTIGATION. THIS IS SUCH A CRITICAL MOMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MERC AND PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO SHOW EVERYTHING THAT WENT INTO THIS SO WE CAN NO IT MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.>>AS YOU SAY, WE NOW KNOW HE WAS DISCREDITED BY HIS OWN GOVERNMENT, THE VERY AGENCY FROM WHOM HE ONCE WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES AND GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS WERE AWARE OF THAT INCLUDING LEADING UP TO THE PROSECUTION OF GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN. IT IS OUTRAGEOUS, IT TURNS OUT THE OUTRAGES THAT HAVE BEEN COMMITTED, NONE BY THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OR THE PRESIDENT, ACCUSED BY THE OBAMA ERA INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. BUT BY THE INVESTIGATORS, INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES, AND THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN OTHER FOREIGN INTELLIGENT AGENCIES. AS A MAN WHO WAS ONCE LEADING THE ORGANIZATION, AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL. YOU HAVE TO BE SICKENED TO SEE THIS CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES.>>THIS IS WHAT THE ENTIRE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SHOULD GO AGAINST. THE WEAPONIZATION OF RESEARCH. WE CANNOT HAVE INVESTIGATIONS LAUNCHED THE WAY THIS IS APPEARS TO BE LAUNCHED BASED ON UNVERIFIED SCURRILOUS AS JIM COMEY CALLED IT, APPLE RESEARCH THAT IS USED AS A BASIS FOR FISA APPLICATION AND IN ADDITION AS A BASIS TO LAUNCH THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATION THAT WAS UNFORTUNATELY HAMSTRUNG THE PRESIDENT FOR TOO LONG. AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS UNDER BILL BARR WILL RECOVER FROM THIS, BUT IT’S GOING TO BE SUCH AN IMPORTANT MOMENT IN OUR NATIONS HISTORY WHEN THIS EVIDENCE AND INFORMATION IS FINALLY GIVEN TO THE MARKET PEOPLE SO THEY CAN JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES. LOU: AT THIS CRITICAL HISTORIC MOMENT, BECAUSE AS YOU SAY, FIRST INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS AND BRING THE JUSTICE AND THOSE PERPETRATORS SUCH HEINOUS ACTS OF ACTUAL EFFORT TO OVERTHROW PRESIDENT BUT ALSO WITH A HEAVY BURDEN OF REFORMING THE FBI LEADERSHIP, REFORMING THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

DiGenova: Dems are trying to destroy the government


FOLKS, THEY WANT JAMES COMEY PROSECUTED. 57% OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES POLLED SAY HE SHOULD FACE LEGAL ACTION, AND 47% OF VOTERS OVERALL SAY HE SHOULD FACE PROSECUTION. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE THAT ISSUE UP AND OTHERS WITH VICTORIA TOENSING, FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND JOE DIGENOVA, FORMER U.S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE. IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU AND TO HAVE YOU GUYS HERE. LET’S START WITH THE COMEY — BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO PROSECUTE. YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT?>>IT WAS THE RIGHT REASON. I MEAN, OUR HEARTS PROBABLY WANTED HIM TO BE INDICTED, 57% OF THE GOVERNMENT WORKERS UNDERSTAND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THEM. HE GAVE THE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO HIS LAWYER. I HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO MY OFFICE AND TALKING TO ME ABOUT REPRESENTATION TO BRING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION SO HE DIDN’T RELEASE THE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION DIRECTLY TO THE PRESS. LOU: JOE?>>YOU DON’T WANT TO BRING A BAD CASE AS YOUR FIRST CASE. WHEN GREGORY CRAIG WAS ACQUITTED THE OTHER DAY ON THE — CASE, THAT WAS A SIGN THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO BRING A CASE AGAINST COMEY, IT BETTER BE A GOOD ONE. FOR THE REST OF THE STUFF, LET’S SEE WHAT DURHAM COMES UP WITH. LOU: DURHAM, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ALL OF THE FOLKS AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ARE CREATING SORT OF A CONFOUNDING ATMOSPHERE, IT SEEMS, BECAUSE THEY ARE REPRESENT IN THEY ARE REPRESENTINN THEY ARE REPRESENTING — TOM WAS HERE — REPRESENTING CLINTON AGAINST JUDICIAL WATCH. THERE ARE APPEARANCES OF PECULIAR CHOICES BEING MADE. DEVIN NUNES FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST FUSION GPS, SOMETHING OF AN INTERLOCATOR. AMONGST THE DNC, HILARY CLINTON, THE FBI, IN FUNDING THE CHRISTOPHER STEELE DOSSIER AND ACCUSED OF MUCH MORE.>>IT IS REALLY INTERESTING CASE FIRST OF ALL THEY DIDN’T FILE IT IN D.C. THEY FILED IT IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, WHICH IS A MUCH FRIENDLIER PLACE — LOU: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, TAKE NOTE.>>YES, BUT WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT TO DO, THE DEMOCRATS KNOW WHAT TO DO, LET’S FILE SOME FALSE CHARGES AGAINST DEVIN NUNES AND LICKETY SPLIT, GPS HELPED RESEARCH THESE FALSE CHARGES, ABSOLUTELY FALSE AGAINST DEVIN –>>ETHICS XHITD TEE CHARGES. — COMMITTEE CHARGES.>>IN THE ETHICS COMMITTEE ONE AFTER ANOTHER. I HEARD YOU GIVING ADJECTIVES ABOUT THE REPUBLICANS EARLIER. I HAVE ONE TO ADD, FECKLESS REPUBLICANS. LOU: I LIKE THAT ONE. I WILL USE IT NEXT TIME.>>OKAY. BECAUSE THEY SAID TO DEVIN, THIS WILL GO AWAY. WE’RE NOT GOING TO FIGHT IT. JUST LET IT HAPPEN. HE LOST HIS CHAIRMANSHIP FOR A YEAR. THEY WENT AFTER HIS WIFE. LOU: IT’S STUNNING WHAT THE LEFT IS DOING, THE COMMITMENT WHEN WE WATCH JERROLD NADLER AND ADAM SCHIFF LYING, AND MOVING AHEAD WITH THE EFFORTS TO SUBVERT THIS ADMINISTRATION. IT IS — THIS IS MORE THAN A BLOOD SPORT. IT IS A VICIOUS ABSOLUTELY COMMITTED GROUP IDEOLOGICALLY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO THE DESTRUCTION OF EVERYONE IN THEIR WAY.>>WELL, WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT IT, LOU, IS IT IS THAT, BUT IT’S ALSO — WHAT THEY HAVE DECIDED TO DO IS WE HAVE A LEGITIMATELY ELECTED PRESIDENT UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. THEY HAVE NEVER ACCEPTED THE RESULT. THEY HAVE USED GOVERNMENTAL POWER, SUBPOENA POWER IN AN ABUSIVE VINDICTIVE WAY. THEY HAVE EMBARRASSED THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM. THEY CONTINUE TO DO IT. AND THEY ARE — WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS UNDERMINING CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. THEY’RE NOT TRYING TO SAVE THE GOVERNMENT. THEY’RE TRYING TO DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY CANNOT STAND THAT DONALD TRUMP WON AND HILARY CLINTON LOST. IT’S — WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. LOU: WHY IS THERE NO — THERE’S NO FIRE IN THE BELLY AS IT SEEMS OF ANY REPUBLICAN, CERTAINLY IN THIS TOWN, YOU CAN GO THROUGH AND NAME A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT THIS IS THE MOST PASSIVE DEFERENTIAL GROUP OF VICTIMS I HAVE EVER SEEN, AT ANYTHING APPROACHING NATIONAL POLITICS. IT’S SOMETHING –>>EXCEPT FOR THE PRESIDENT. LOU: I’M SORRY?>>EXCEPT FOR THE PRESIDENT. HE’S THE FIGHTER.>>HE’S THE FOCAL POINT OF IT ALL. HE’S THE ONLY ONE IN THIS TOWN WITH THE GUTS, THE INTELLIGENCE AND FRANKLY THE IDEAS TO SAVE THIS REPUBLIC AND THAT’S DRIVING THE LEFT NUTS. IT IS ALSO THE VESTED INTEREST ON THE RIGHT, PARTICULARLY THE CORPORATE AMERICA AND THE ESTABLISHMENT ALIGNED AGAINST LEFTIST AND SOCIALISTS ON THE LEFT. IT IS — IT IS RIDICULOUS WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.>>THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEVER ACCEPTED DONALD TRUMP, AND HE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT? I DON’T NEED YOU. I’M GOING TO GET ELECTED ANYWAY. AND THEY RESENTED IT AND A LOT OF THEM WERE AFRAID OF HIM. IN 2018, THE ONES WHO DIDN’T EMBRACE HIM LOST BIG-TIME AND THE ONES WHO DID EMBRACE HIM WERE ABLE TO WIN. THIS IS ABOUT A PARTY THAT REALLY DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT WANTS TO BE. LOU: IT’S ALSO ABOUT A JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT REALLY IS A — THERE’S A FOUL STENCH TO THE WHOLE COURT SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY. WE CAN GO CATALOG THESE DECISIONS AGAINST THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THEY ARE UNRESERVEDLY DEMOCRATIC. THEY ARE APPOINTED BY OBAMA. THEY ARE APPOINTED BY CLINTON OR GEORGE W. BUSH WHO APPARENTLY DIDN’T CARE VERY MUCH AT ALL ABOUT WHO HE PUT ON THE BENCH.>>THE CHIEF JUSTICES THERE ARE NO OBAMA JUDGES AND TRUMP JUDGES, DIDN’T YOU HEAR HIM SAY THAT? LOU: I DID HEAR JOHN ROBERTS SAY THAT.>>AS LONG AS I’M TALKING ABOUT JOHN ROBERTS, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE’S DONE ABOUT THE FISA COURT BECAUSE THAT’S THE COURT THAT BOTHERS ME A LOT.>>HIS COURT, HE’S IN CHARGE OF IT.>>– APPLICATIONS AND WHAT WAS DONE HERE — LOU: I’M BEING TOLD THAT WE’VE GOT TO LEAVE IT HERE.>>WE ALWAYS HAVE SUCH FUN. LOU: WE DO AND I ALWAYS LEARN SO MUCH.

Dems aren’t serious about contempt: Robert Ray


KENNEDY: THANK YOU TRISH, IT’S A POLITICAL STANDOFF WHICH WE HAVE NOT SEEN IN ABOUT A GENERATION. THE WHITE HOUSE INVOKING EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE TO BLOCK THE RELEASE OF THE FULL MUELLER REPORT. IT COMES THE SAME DAY DEMOCRATS WANTED TO HOLD. WILLIAM BARR IN CONTEMPT, CALLING IT A COST INTENTIONAL CRISIS IN TRYING TO TAKE IT OUT THE WAY TO THIS REPORT. COMING FROM PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IS ALL A BUNCH OF NONSENSE.>>ALMOST $40 MILLION, 20 TOM PETERS, DEMOCRATS, CALLED HIM ANGRY DEMOCRATS. AFTER TWO YEARS NOT SEEN A COLLISION. AND NOW THE DEMOCRATS WITH A GREAT ATTORNEY GENERAL, THEY ARE SAYING WE WANT MORE, IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE WE WANT THE MUELLER REPORT NOW THEY SAY, MUELLER REPORT, NO WE WANT TO START OVER. IT IS A DISGRACE. KENNEDY: THE WAY, THE PRESIDENT IS STILL SPEAKING, WE WILL DIP INTO THE RALLY, DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT. LET’S GET BACK TO THE VOTE ON CAPITOL HILL, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THIS AFTERNOON BOATING TO HOLD BAR IN CONTEMPT, DEMOCRATS DID IT AFTER HE REFUSED TO TURN OVER THE FULL REJECTED MUELLER REPORT TO THEM AND IT CAME AFTER EXPLOSIVE PARTISAN FIGHTING ALL DAY LONG. CHECK THIS OUT.>>NO PERSON, AND CERTAINLY NOT THE TOP 1% OF THE COUNTRY CAN BE PERMITTED FOR THE WILL OF CONGRESS AND TO PROVIDE A VALID SUBPOENA, NO PERSON THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, OR PERSON CAN BE ABOVE THE LAW. DEMOCRATS HAVE NO PLAN, NO PURPOSE AND NO AGENDA BEYOND THE ATTACKING OF THIS MINISTRATION. IF IT WERE FOR HIM BE A PRESIDENT, HE WOULD BE IN PRISON WITH MICHAEL COHEN TODAY AS INDIVIDUAL ONE AND OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE AS A MUELLER REPORT SAYS IS SO, WE ARE IN DANGER, WE NEED TO RESPOND AND WE NEED TO ACT FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.>>IS ALL ABOUT TRYING TO DESTROY BILL BARR, THEY ARE SCARED HE IS GOOD TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF EVERYTHING, HE WILL FIND OUT HOW AND WHY THIS INVESTIGATION STARTED IN THE FIRST BY.>>HER DEMOCRATIC COLLIES HAVE WEAPONIZE ARE RESPONSE ABILITIES. IN MOVING TO HOLD THE AG IN CONTEMPT IS NOT ONLY PREMATURE, UNPRECEDENTED AND UNWARRANTED, IT IS SHAMEFUL. WE BELIEVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER. KENNEDY: CHAIRMAN NADLER RAN RIGHT TO THE NEAREST MICROPHONE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE SCREAMING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE, TOO MUCH POWER FROM CONGRESS.>>THERE CAN BE NO HIGHER STAKES THAN THIS ATTEMPT TO IRRIGATE ALL POWER TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AWAY FROM CONGRESS AND MORE IMPORTANT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE HAVE TALKED FROM A LONG TIME ABOUT APPROACHING A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, WE ARE NOW IN A. WE ARE NOW IN A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS. KENNEDY: A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS NOT GOING TO MAINTAIN THE HOUSE OR WIN THE PRESIDENCY, GO BACK TO THE IDEA BOARD. BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE OVER THE MUELLER REPORT AND HOLDING BARR IN CONTEMPT, IS THIS REALLY A CRISIS FOR THE NATION OR DO THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO CHILL. ROBERT RAY WITH ME, WELCOME TO THE SHOW.>>NICE TO BE WITH YOU.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT ATTEMPT FROM THE LEGAL SIDE AND HOW THIS IS PLAYED OUT WITH THE PATH OF THE FORMER AG, HARRIET MYERS, LOIS LERNER AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS, BUT NOTHING EVER HAPPENS DOES IT?>>THIS ONE IS STRIKING. REMINDER VIEWERS, BILL BARR HAS ONLY BEEN IN OFFICE LESS THAN THREE MONTHS AND LO AND BEHOLD HE NOW FINDS HIMSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF CONTEMPT PROCEEDING WHICH IS A RATHER EXTRAORDINARY DEVELOPMENT, MOST OF THE TIME IT HAPPENS, IT ENDS UP IN LITIGATION AND IT FIZZLES OUT. BECAUSE THE COURT SYSTEM OBVIOUSLY TAKES MUCH LONGER THAN ANY OTHER WAY TO SPEEDILY RESOLVE THE DISPUTE. BUT THE OTHER STRIKING THING TO ME ABOUT, TODAY DURING THE NEGOTIATION WHICH CONTINUED ON APPARENTLY THROUGH LAST EVENING, THE DEMOCRATS WERE PREPARED TO OFFER THAT IS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF DEPARTMENT JUSTICE AGREED TO GO TO COURT TO SEEK AN ORDER TO RELEASE THE GRAND JURY MATERIAL, THEY WOULD DROP THE CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS, THAT TELLS YOU ALL YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW. THEY ARE NOT REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT CONTEMPT, CONTEMPT WAS A MEANS OF LEVERAGE IN ORDER TO GETTING ACCESS TO MORE OF THE REPORT, WHICH THEY KNOW THEY CANNOT BECAUSE THE JURY NADLER, A PROFILE IN COWARDICE WANTS TO HAVE ABOUT THREE. HE DOES NOT WANT TO ACTUALLY SAY WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING AND HE KNOWS THAT HE HAS TO SAY THAT UNDER THE LAW IN ORDER TO HAVE A CREDIBLE APPLICATION BEFORE A COURT TO UNSEAL THE GRAND JURY MAKE UNDER MATERIAL. KENNEDY: HE CAN LOOK AT THE UNREDACTED PORT UNDER REPORT. HE HAS WARNED THEM THAT THEY CAN DO THAT AND HE COULD GO BACK AND INFORM HIS CAUCUS, HE CANNOT STAFF MEMBERS TAKE NO AND KEEP THOSE NOTES –>>IS REALLY ABOUT PROCEDURE, THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU, WILL MAKE IT AVAILABLE, WHILE I WANT TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE NOTES AND TALK TO MY COLLEAGUES, IS A WHOLE LOT ABOUT PROCEDURE WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING REALLY SERIOUS WHICH IS CONTEMPT AND THAT IS JUST THE BOOTSTRAP FOR WHAT NATALIE WANTS TO DO JUST TO ARGUE THERE’S A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS WHEN THERE IS NOT ONE. KENNEDY: THIS SHOULD BE WITHHELD, AND CLEAR OF ALL ACTIONS, IS SOMETHING VERY SERIOUS, UNTIL THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND THE HELP OF THE NATION IS AT RISK, AND LOSING THE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE, THAT DOES NOT NEED THE PARTIAL, THAT IS WHEN YOU GET INTO REALLY DANGEROUS TERRITORY IN TERMS OF WHO THE VOTERS, PEOPLE ALREADY DO NOT LIKE CONGRESS, THEY DISTRUST CONGRESS, PRESIDENT IS ENJOYING BETTER APPROVAL RATING RIGHT NOW IN THE WAKE OF THE MUELLER REPORT BUT HE STILL HAS AN ISSUE WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR, HOW MUCH OF A THREAT AS OPPOSED TO THE PRESIDENT.>>I SUPPOSE THEORETICALLY IT DOES, BUT IF YOU LOOK TO THE MEDIA, IS SUGGEST ALMOST THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS AN ISLAND, IT IS NOT AN ISLAND, IT IS, LAST TIME I CHECKED, PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. INTERVAL TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. CERTAINLY TO SIGNIFICANT AND HIGH-PROFILE MATTERS YOU ARE EXPECTED TO BE CLOSE SUPERVISION AND EXERCISE BY NOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES JUST AS IT WAS PREVIOUSLY, AT LEAST CERTAINLY WITH REGARDS TO MATTERS INVOLVING RUSSIA AND ANYTHING RELATED TO THE PRESIDENT, WOULD’VE BEEN

DOJ to reportedly release separate report on James Comey


LOU: WELCOME BACK THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORTEDLY SET TO RELEASE A REPORT ON JAMES COMEY CORRUPT BEHAVIOR AT HIS TIME AS FBI DIRECTOR. BY WRITTEN YORK COULD BE RELEASED TOMORROW. THEY’RE LOOKING INTO CLASSIFIED MEMORANDUM DETAILING PRIVATE CONVERSATION HE HAD WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, COMEY LEAKED THOSE TO A FRIEND IN THE MEDIA. JOINING US TONIGHT, VICTORIA, FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT FOR THE CRIMINAL DIVISION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. IN GENERAL FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE LAW FIRM. GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH WITH US. YOUR REACTION TO THESE REPORTS AND LET ME BE AND LET ME SE AND LET ME SPECIFIC. THIS COULD COME WITHIN 24 HOURS. YOUR THOUGHTS?>>I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING NUMBER ONE FOR 40 MONTHS. I WANT TO KNOW WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF WINNING. WILL YOU PLEASE TELL US.>>BE PREPARED TO WAIT. [LAUGHTER]>>NOW REGARDING THE COMEY REPORT, IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME THAT THERE WAS A DECISION NOT TO PROSECUTE COMEY AND OTHER ID REPORT IS COMING OUT SO I DON’T THINK IT’S ANY BIG DEAL AS FAR AS IS GOING TO COME OUT INTO THE PROS, THEY MAY CRITICIZE HIM BUT THE DECISION IS GOING TO BE MADE AND I HOPE HE IS INCLUDED IN THE FISA ABUSE PART BECAUSE HE SIGHED THE FIRST FISA APPLICATION WITH VERIFICATION ON THE TOP OF IT AND IT WAS NOT VERIFIED AND THAT IS AN ERROR IN TAKING AWAY THE DUE PROCESS OF CARTER PAGE. LOU: TO QUESTIONS, ONE IS WHY WHY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL CARRIED A SEPARATE REPORT ON THE FIRED FBI DIRECTOR, AND WITH A SUGGESTION THAT THERE WOULD BE NO PROSECUTION, COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE A REVERSAL OF WHAT APPEARED TO BE AN EARLIER DECISION?>>NO, I THINK THEY WANTED TO MAKE THE PROSECUTION DECISION FIRST, THEY HAD THE HOROWITZ REPORT AND HE DID NOT WANT TO PUBLISH THAT IF THEY WERE GOING TO PROSECUTE. THEY MIGHT’VE HELD IT UP IF THEY WERE GOING TO CHURCH AND. ONCE HE DECIDED NOT TO CHARGE HE WILL NOW RELEASE HIS REPORT. I UNDERSTAND THE REASONS BECAUSE OF THE CLASSIFICATIONS THAT I AGREE WITH VICTORIA. THE MOTHER LOAD IS NOT THE REPORT, I’M SURE THERE WILL BE AWFUL BEHAVIOR BY HIM AND HIS LAWYER AND THIS OTHER STUFF. TO BE WHAT MATTERS IS THE FISA APP LOCATION PROCESS. I’M SURE THAT’S WHAT MOST PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE REMOVER, THAT IS THAT THE GENESIS OF ALL THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. WHAT THEY DID TO TRY TO GET THE PRESIDENT THROUGH CARTER PAGE. LOU: LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT, FOR FISA WARRANT APPLIED FOR IN THE INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS INDICATED THAT ALL FOUR WERE ILLEGAL. HOW COULD HE NOT HOLD RESPONSIBLE EVERY SIGNATORY ON EVERY ONE OF THE WARRANT APPLICATIONS?>>A DEVICE WHY PEOPLE ARE NOT BEING INDICTED FOR THIS FALSE STATEMENT. LIKE LYING TO AN ID WHICH IS CHILD’S PLAY, MICHAEL FLYNN MADE A FALSE STATEMENT ABOUT HIS CONVERSATION WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADORS THAT ALREADY HAVE THE COMPLETE CONVERSATION. BUT THIS WAS GOING AFTER, TAKING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENCE WEAPON AND DIRECTING IT AT A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AND THE OPPOSING PARTY. HOW COULD THIS NOT BE SOME KIND OF CRIMINAL OFFENSE.>>IT IS ABSOLUTELY INCONCEIVABLE THAT WHEN YOU HAVE FOUR WARRANTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE INVOLVING A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AND THEY WERE ALL FALSELY OBTAINED, IT IS INCONCEIVABLE THAT YOU CANNOT PROSECUTE THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. IF THAT IS THE DECISION THAT IS MADE, NOT TO PROSECUTE, THERE BETTER BE A DAMN GOOD EXPLANATION. LOU: I WAS JUST UNDERLYING THE! ‘S AFTER EVERY WORD YOU SAID. IT IS THE MARK OF IT IS THE AARK OF IT IS THE AMEK OF IT IS THE AMERIOF IT IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I CAN IMAGINE TOLERATING NOW. DANA, THE ONLY PERSON WHO IS STILL IN A JOB AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THE FBI WHO WAS A SIGNATORY ON ALL OF THIS. STILL HAS A JOB AND STILL SEEMS TO BE PART OF THE APPARATUS.>>VERSUS STILL THERE.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HOW CAN THIS BE?>>TALK ABOUT ROB ROSENSTEIN, HE SAID I REALLY DID NOT MEAN THE APPLICATION. I HAVE BEEN AT THAT DEPARTMENT, I HAVE SEEN DOCUMENTS IS BIG. IF I’M GETTING A DOCUMENT DESPITE AGAINST OUR PRESIDENT WHICH IS WHAT IT WAS AT THE TIME ROD ROSENSTEIN SIGNED IT, I’M READING EVERY WORD AT LEAST ONCE. AND HE SAID I WAS BRIEFED ON IT, TALK ABOUT ARROGANCE. LOU: ARROGANCE AND BY THE WAY, NO SHYNESS ABOUT ANDREW MCCABE IN THAT RESPECT. AN INDICATION IS HE IS GOING TO BE CHARGED, THAT DOES NOT SEEM CONSONANT WITH THE WAIVER WITH EVERYONE ELSE WHO SIGNED THE DOCUMENT.>>HERE IS THE PROBLEM. THE ISSUE IS, WILL WE HAVE ONE STANDARD OF JUSTICE OR TWO. THIS IS A PRETTY SIMPLE CONCEPT, THE TWO STANDARDS OF JUSTICE SEEM TO BE WINNING CLEARLY IN AMERICA. THE DECISIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE MADE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS OVER WHO GETS PROSECUTED AND DOES NOT WILL BE A BELLWETHER OF HOW WE ARE DOING ON THAT SIDE OF THINGS. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE FISA WARRANT PROCESS WAS CREATED BECAUSE THE SUBJECT MATTER WAS SO IMPORTANT, THEY DID NOT LIKE WHAT RICHARD NIXON DID SO THEY CREATED A WHOLE LEGAL PROCESS WITH THE COURTS. IT HAS BEEN THE BELLWETHER OF THE WAY WE CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS AND OTHERS. THIS IS AN SPYING MATTERS. IF YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH WHAT COMEY AND MCCABE AND BE AS RELAXED AS ROSENSTEIN WAS IN NOT READING THE ACTUAL AFFIDAVIT, THEN THE PROCESS SHOULD BE PUT TO A HALT. IT SHOULD STOP, THEY SHOULD NOT USE IT ANYMORE AND THEY OUGHT TO GO BACK TO HAVING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS ABOUT WHO GETS SPIED ON.>>BY THE OSOS AND EXPLANATION OF WHAT THEY DID ABOUT ALL THIS.>>WHAT DID THE FISA COURT DO WHEN IT FOUND ALL THIS OUT.>>AND WENT TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT.>>THAT WAS MY NEXT LINE.

What to expect from the IG report on the Russia probe


♪ ♪>>Martha: TONIGHT TWO STORIES LOOKING INTO THE SO CALLED DEEP STATE ARE ABOUT TO GET THEIR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. REPORTS SUGGEST THAT FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE VERY CLOSE TO MAKING A DECISION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL CHARGE FORMER FBI DIRECT DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE WHO WAS FIRED FOR MISLEADING INVESTIGATORS. MEANWHILE THE DOJ INSPECTOR REPORT INTO POSSIBLE FOREIGN SURVEILLANCE ABUSES OUTSIDE OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION IS ALSO EXPECTED ANY DAY NOW. AND COULD UNLEASH TELLING AND POTENTIALLY DETAILS ABOUT THE OBAMA JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS TO SPY ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. BYRON YORK HAS COVERED THE USE EXTENSIVELY. IS THE CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR THE “WASHINGTON EXAMINER” AND FEATURED ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF “WISE GUYS” ON FOX NATION. WHEN WILL WE LEARN ABOUT AND MCCABE’S FACE, AND YOU HAVE A HUNCH ABOUT WHEN IT WILL GO?>>I COULD HAPPEN VERY QUICKLY, LOOK AT, WE KNOW THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SAID THAT ANDREW MCCABE LACKED CANDOR, THAT’S WHAT THEY CALL IT AT THE FBI.>>Martha: ABOUT WHAT?>>HE WAS BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT LEAKING INFORMATION AND HAD INFORMATION ABOUT THE HILLARY CLINTON CAMPAIGN, WHICH HE HAD THE PERMISSION TO DO. BUT DID NOT LEAK THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HE HAD DONE. THE INSPECTOR GENERAL POINTED THAT OUT. THE QUESTION IS WILL HE BE CHARGED WITH LYING? OR WAS SOME OTHER THING. WE DO NOT KNOW. WHAT THE REASON THAT EVERYBODY GOT EXCITED ABOUT THIS. IS THAT WE FOUND OUT THAT HIS LAWYERS HAVE TALKED TO VERY HIGH-RANKING JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS AND THE IDEA BEING THAT THEY HAD EARLIER, MUST HAVE TRIED TO CONVINCE THE LOWER RANKING PROSECUTORS NOT TO PURSUE THE CASE. HAVING FAILED THAT, THEY ARE NOW GOING HIGHER UP THE LADDER. SO THAT SEEMS TO INDICATE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS HEADING TOWARDS AN INDICTMENT, BUT WE DO NOT KNOW RIGHT NOW.>>Martha: HE SAID THAT HE WAS CONFUSED AND THERE WAS A LOT GOING ON AT THE TIME AS WE ALL REMEMBER AND THAT HE NEVER INTENTIONALLY MISLED ANYONE.>>RIGHT. AND HE MAY PREVAIL WITH THAT CASE. THERE IS ALSO WORD THAT LISA PAGE WHO WAS WITH PETER STRZOK AND WAS A KEY PLAYER IN ALL OF THIS SAID THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ANY REASON TO LIVE. THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL, BUT THESE HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS INDICATE THAT SOMETHING IS GOING ON. AND WE ALSO ALWAYS HAVE TO CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE IS SOMETHING HAPPENING THAT WE DON’T KNOW. THERE IS ANOTHER INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT AS YOU JUST MENTIONED, GOING ON, WE DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS BEING DONE.>>Martha: SO BILL BARR GOT EVERYONE’S ATTENTION WHEN HE SAID THERE WAS SPYING. SO HE CAME ON THE SCENE AFTER JEFF SESSIONS LEFT. AND HE HAD A VERY DIFFERENT TAKE WHEN HE WAS SHOWN SOME OF THE BACKGROUND AND THE INVESTIGATION. AND HE SAID THAT INDEED, THERE WAS SPYING. SO THE HOROWITZ REPORT IS LOOKING INTO THAT. ANY ALSO HAVE THE DURUM INVESTIGATION WHICH COULD GO EVEN FURTHER. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT?>>THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO INVESTIGATIONS, MICHAEL HORWITZ WHO IS THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CAN ONLY LOOK INTO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE FBI AND, BUT HE CANNOT LOOK AT THE CIA. SO THE BIG REASON THAT BILL BARR, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL COMMISSIONED THIS JOHN DURUM INVESTIGATION IS THAT HE COULD LOOK BEYOND THE CONFINES OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND SEE WHAT THE ENTIRE YEAR U.S. GOVERNMENT WAS DOING IN THE LEAD UP TO THE 2016 ELECTION. NOW THE SPYING THING THAT CAUSED SO MUCH TROUBLE WHEN BILL BARR SAID IT, WE REALLY KNOW A NUMBER OF THINGS. WE KNOW THAT THE FBI GOT A WARRANT TO WIRETAP CARTER PAGE. WE KNOW THAT THEY USED AN INFORMANT NAMED STEFAN HELPER, AND WE KNOW THAT THEY SENT AN UNDERCOVER AGENT, A WOMAN WHO WENT BY THE ALIAS AS HER TURK TO LONDON.>>Martha: AND WAS SPYING –>>THERE YOU GO, TO TRY TO GET INFORMATION UNDER GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BILL BARR SAID WHEN HE LEARNED THESE THINGS WAS OKAY, WAS THAT IT? WAS THERE MORE?>>Martha: THOSE ARE THE TWO STORY LINES THAT WE SEE, AND WE NEED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS ANYTHING ELSE GOING ON. IF THERE WAS A CONSERVATIVE EFFORT THAT THERE WOULD BE OTHER LIENS THAT WILL BE DROPPED IN THE WATER TO SEE IF ANYBODY ENABLES.>>HE MADE A VERY PERSUASIVE POINT WHICH IS A LOOK AT, IF THE FBI SAW THIS AS AN ALL-OUT RUSSIAN ATTACK ON AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, YOU ARE TELLING ME THIS IS ALL THAT WE DID. IT SEEMS LIKE AN ANEMIC EFFORT, THEY MUST HAVE DONE MORE. BUT WHAT WE ARE HOPING TO FIND OUT, AND THIS MICHAEL HOROWITZ REPORT, AND THIS COULD BE A WHILE, ALL WE HEAR IS AFTER LABOR DAY, WHICH IS SOON, BUT WE

AG Barr making major changes to immigration courts


MILLION CASES. JOINING ME NOW, NATIONAL BORDER PATROL COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT. ART, GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. HAVE WE FINALLY FOUND A WAY AROUND SOME OF THESE ASYLUM RULES THAT HAVE BEEN SUCH A LURE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?>>WELL, I MEAN, THIS CERTAINLY IS SOMETHING HUGE THAT IS GOING TO HELP, AND I WILL ADD, NOT ONLY IS IT SOMETHING THAT HELPS STOP THESE ASYLUM CLAIMS, BUT PEOPLE ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT DETAINING THESE INDIVIDUALS LONGER, BUT WHAT IT IS GOING TO DO, IT IS GOING TO GIVE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS THE TIME TO TALK TO THESE PEOPLE AND DETERMINE WHO IS AN ACTUAL GUARDIAN OF THESE MINORS AND WHO IS NOT. DAVID: GREAT POINT.>>YOU HAVE GOT TO REMEMBER, THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION IS BRINGING THESE KIDS KNOWING HEY WITHIN 20 DAYS, WE WILL BE RELEASED, SO WHAT’S HAPPENING IS THEY ARE USING THESE MINORS AS PAWNS FOR THEIR CRIMINAL GAME. WE DON’T KNOW IF SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY RELATED TO THESE INDIVIDUALS. THIS GIVES IMMIGRATION THE EXTRA TIME SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT IF THESE ARE LEGITIMATE NOT ONLY LEGITIMATE ASYLUM CLAIMS, BUT WE NEED TO SEE IF THEY ARE LEGITIMATELY FAMILY MEMBERS, AND THAT IS IMPORTANT. I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW ANYBODY WOULD AGAINST IT. TO BE AGAINST SOMETHING LIKE THIS MEANS YOU REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THESE CHILDREN. DAVID: IT IS EXTRAORDINARY THAT THE LEFT HAS KIDNAPPED THE WHOLE IDEA OF COMPASSION. THEY SAY, YOU KNOW, THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES WITH THE COMPASSION, YET, I THINK IT IS VERY UNCOMPASSIONATE — IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF COMPASSION TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO BE PUT IN THE HAND OF SMUGGLERS, SMUGGLERS WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO THEM.>>DEFINITELY, IT HAS CREATED A MAGNET TO ALLOW THESE INDIVIDUALS, ONE, TO BREAK OUR LAWS, TWO, TO MAKE FALSE CLAIMS TO ASYLUM AND DEFINITELY IT’S PUT KIDS AT RISK. THANK GOD THAT WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX, THAT ARE GOING FORWARD WITH THIS AND REALISTICALLY THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET THE CREDIT THEY DESERVE, BUT NOT ONLY ARE THEY STOPPING FALSE ASYLUM, THEY ARE SAVING A LOT OF KIDS’ LIVES AND THAT’S IMPORTANT. DAVID: LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS GETTING INVOLVED IN THIS. WE HAVE A TERRIFIC ATTORNEY GENERAL RIGHT NOW WHO IS OPERATING ON SO MANY FRONTS, BUT ONE OF THOSE FRONTS IS IMMIGRATION. HE WANTS TO APPOINT TOUGHER IMMIGRATION JUDGES. APPARENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN JUDGES THAT HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY OKAY WITH A MILLION CASES BACKLOGGED IN THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM, BUT THERE ARE OTHER JUDGES WHO ARE MUCH TOUGHER, WANT TO SEE THAT CLEARED OUT. WILL THAT HELP?>>I MEAN, I DON’T SEE IT AS THEM APPOINTING TOUGHER JUDGES. I SEE IT AS THEY ARE APPOINTING JUDGES THAT WILL BE EFFICIENT AND GET THE JOB DONE, AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE DONE. THE AMOUNT OF BACKLOGGED CASES IS JUST RIDICULOUS. AND I THINK THE CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS HAVE EXPLOITED THAT, AND THEY’VE USED THAT TO THEIR ADVANTAGE, KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL BE JUST CAUGHT AND LEASED IN THE COUNTRY — RELEASED IN THE COUNTRY. DAVID: OF COURSE THEY HAVE. BACK HOME AND WHAT INNOCENT U.S. CITIZENS ARE GOING THROUGH AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THIS CRISIS, NOT ONLY THOSE ON THE BORDER, BUT ONCE THE ILLEGALS SPREAD OUT AND DO NOT ACTUALLY GO BACK TO THE CORRIDORS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO AND SETTLE ELSEWHERE. A LOT OF THEM ARE CRIMINALS. NEW DATA FROM THE DOJ ON FEDERAL ARREST OVER ILLEGALS, OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD, I WAS UNAWARE THAT 64% OF ALL FEDERAL ARRESTS WERE OF NON-U.S. CITIZENS. 64% WERE NON-U.S. CITIZENS.>>AND WHAT’S RIDICULOUS IS YOU HEAR INDIVIDUALS THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE UP FOR THAT, AND THEY SAY WELL, WE HAVE CRIMINALS IN THE UNITED STATES. I KNOW WE HAVE CRIMINALS HERE. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN WE NEED TO START IMPORTING ANYMORE. WE’RE NOT AGAINST IMMIGRATION. EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. WE’RE VERY PRO-IMMIGRATION. BUT WE’RE PRO-LEGAL IMMIGRATION. THERE’S A RIGHT WAY TO DO THINGS, AND THERE’S A WRONG WAY TO DO THINGS. DAVID: YOU DON’T WANT CRIMINALS COMING IN, AND YOU WANT PEOPLE COMING IN WHO ARE GOING TO BE WORKING HARD AND WHO WE NEED. THAT’S ANOTHER REASON WHY WE’VE GOT TO GET TO A MERIT-BASED SYSTEM, A SYSTEM WHERE WE’RE ABLE TO DECIDE WHO COMES IN AND WE DO HAVE JOBS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARTICULAR SKILLS, TRY TO MATCH THOSE PEOPLE WITH THOSE JOB NEEDS THAT WE HAVE.>>THE SIMPLEST WAY I HAVE EXPLAINED IT TO PEOPLE, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE AISLE, OR THE LEFT SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHEN YOU ARE AT HOME, YOU WANT INDIVIDUALS TO KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, AND YOU WANT TO MAKE THE DECISION ON WHO YOU ALLOW IN YOUR HOME, AND WHO YOU DON’T, YOU WANT INDIVIDUALS BREAKING THROUGH YOUR WINDOWS OR COMING IN UNANNOUNCED. THAT’S WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO. WE SHOULD HAVE IT AT OUR NATION’S BORDERS. DAVID: THAT’S A GOOD ANALYSIS. THE CBP WASN’T APPARENTLY COLLECTING DNA SAMPLES FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. THAT WAS A PROBLEM WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS WHO, WHO IS RELATED TO WHOM, WHETHER A PERSON HAS A BACKGROUND OR JUST GETTING THE DNA SAMPLES SO YOU CAN TRACK THAT PERSON IF THEY DO GET INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. IS THAT CHANGING NOW?>>THAT SHOULD BE CHANGING, AND HONESTLY, A LOT OF THESE CHANGES THAT ARE HAPPENING, YOU KNOW, I SOUND LIKE I’M CHEERLEADING, BUT THE HONEST TO GOODNESS TRUTH IS, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S CARING ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S CARING ABOUT AMERICAN CITIZENS AND MOVING FORWARD, I HOPE IT CONTINUES, BUT WE’RE VERY GRATEFUL RIGHT NOW. WE’RE IN A POSITION RIGHT NOW WHERE WE CAN’T TAKE A STEP BACK, AND AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES BEFORE, ILLEGAL IS NOT A RACE. STOP MAKING IT ABOUT RACE. DAVID: ABSOLUTELY.>>WE ALL NEED TO START BEHAVING LIKE AMERICANS. DAVID: ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT LATER IN THE PROGRAM, BUT TO PUT THIS IN A RACIAL CONTEXT IS ABSURD.

Trish Regan: Russia probe is the biggest scandal in modern US political history


♪ ♪♪ TRISH: THE GLOVES ARE OFF, INDEED. NOT ONLY HAS ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR HIRED A SO-CALLED PIT BULL TO INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS — JOHN DURHAM OUT OF COUNTY WHO HAS A HISTORY OF INVESTIGATING OFFICIALS — HE IS WORKING WITH THE NATION’S TOP NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS WHOLE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION. NOW, LET’S GET TO MR. DURHAM FIRST. THE U.S. ATTORNEY WILL REVIEW, MR. DURHAM WILL REVIEW, AND I QUOTE, ALL INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES. ALL INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE TRUMP 2016 CAMPAIGN INCLUDING HOW THE FBI GOT AWAY WITH USING OPPOSITION RESEARCH BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE DNC AND THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN TO SECURE A WARRANT TO SPY ON AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO WORKS FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. YES, ABOUT TIME, RIGHT? WE PENT TWO YEARS LISTENING TO — SPENT TWO YEARS LISTENING TO THE MEDIA AND FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS TELL US THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS AN AGENT OF RUSSIA, AND NOW WE KNOW THERE WAS NO COLLUSION, HE WAS NO AGENT OF RUSSIA. SO WHY WOULD THE FBI’S TOP LAWYER ARE, JAMES BAKER, NOT QUESTION THE USE OF THE DOSSIER? REMEMBER THAT DOSSIER THAT THEY HAD, THAT THEY THEN TURN OVER TO THE JUDGE IN ORDER TO GET THAT FISA WARRANT. I MEAN, JAMES BAKER VOLUNTEERED THAT HE HIMSELF NEVER AUTHENTICATED IT, ANYTHING. TELLING LAWMAKERS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THAT HE DIDN’T READ THE WOODS FILE, WHICH PROVIDES THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTATION. MEANWHILE, AS I REPORTED THE ORE NIGHT, IT WAS ACTUALLY HIGHLY UNUSUAL FOR HIM TO BE INVOLVED IN A CASE LIKE THIS, SOMETHING HE DID TELL THE CONGRESS. AND MET ME QUOTE HERE, HE SAID AT THAT POINT IN TIME WHEN I WAS AT THE FBI, MOST OF THE FISA — ALMOST ALL THE FISA APPLICATIONS — DID NOT GO THROUGH ME. THEN HE EXPLAINED ONE OF THE REASONS IT DID GO THROUGH HIM WAS BECAUSE THIS ONE WAS SO SENSITIVE. IF IT WAS SUCH A SENSITIVE CASE, AS HE SAYS, THEN, MR. BAKER, WHY WOULDN’T YOU TRIPLE CHECK YOUR SOURCES? OR, HEY, MAYBE JUST CHECK ‘EM, RIGHT? BEFORE FILING A FISA WARRANT? AND THEN, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M NOT DONE HERE, WHY NOT INFORM THE FISA COURT JUDGE THAT YOUR APPLICATION IS BASED UPON OPPOSITION RESEARCH? WHY LEAVE IT IN A LITTLE FOOTNOTE WHEN IT’S KIND OF IMPORTANT? IT’S LIKE REALLY IMPORTANT. AND I SAY THIS AS A JOURNALIST. DO YOU THINK I JUST REPEAT HEARSAY AND REGURGITATE IT TO YOU AS THOUGH IT’S NEWS? NO. I CHECK MY SOURCES. AND WHEN I’VE GOT SOMETHING THAT’S AS BIG AS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN, YOU TRIPLE CHECK ‘EM. BECAUSE THAT’S THE HONORABLE THING TO DO. SOMEONE WITH INTEGRITY DOES THAT. BUT IN THE FBI WENT AND USED A BUNCH OF HEARSAY AND PRESENTED IT TO A JUDGE AS THOUGH IT WAS FBI FACT. AND THEN THEY HAD A LITTLE, LITTLE FOOTNOTE TO SAY, OH, BY THE WAY, THIS IS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE OPPOSITION. HERE’S BAKER’S EXPLANATION ON THAT ONE, WATCH.>>WHY WAS IT IN A FOOTNOTE RATHER THAN WRITTEN IN BIG, RED MAGIC MARKER, IN BLOCK LETTERS ACROSS EVERY PAGE OF THE THING?>>NOBODY’S GOING TO MISS A PAGE-LONG FOOTNOTE IN REGULAR TYPE. [LAUGHTER] OKAY? TRISH: OKAY. I MEAN, EXCUSE ME. YOU TREAT HEARSAY AND TABLOID OPPOSITION RESEARCH AS LEGITIMATE FBI RESEARCH. YOU NEVER IF HEADLINE IT AS ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE JUDGE. YOU EXPECT THE JUDGE TO GO AND HOOK AT ALL THE FOOTNOTES. WELL — LOOK AT A ALL THE FOOTNOTES. WELL, LISTEN TO BAKE’S’ INEXPLICABLE REASON FOR JUST FOOTNOTING THAT SOURCE OF THE DOSSIER TO THE JUDGE. HERE WE GO.>>YOU DON’T WANT TO PUT INTO A DOCUMENT LIKE THIS GRATUITOUS INFORMATION ABOUT U.S. PERSONS. YOU WANT TO TRY TO MINIMIZE IF IF — MINIMIZE IT IT TO SOME EXTENT. TRISH: I MEAN, HOW ABOUT JUST NOT USING THE GRATUITOUS MATERIAL THAT YOU NEVER SOURCED IN THE FIRST PLACES? I MEAN, THIS IS THE FBI. THIS IS OUR FBI. THIS SHOULD MAKE EVERYONE LEFT, RIGHT AND CENTER ANGRY. BECAUSE IF WE HAVE PEOPLE IN BIG GOVERNMENT THINKING THAT THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND THEY CAN SPY ON INNOCENT AMERICANS OR PEOPLE THEY CONSIDER A THREAT FROM AN OPPOSING CAMPAIGN, THEN I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, WE HAVE BIG, BIG PROBLEMS. THEYTHERE WERE ALL KINDS OF EASL THEYTHERE WERE ALL KINDS OF EASY DISPROVABLE THINGS IN THAT DOSSIER. FOR ONE, THE DOSSIER CLAIMED WITH SUCH SPECIFICITY THAT MICHAEL COHEN WAS IN PRAGUE IN AUGUST 2016 HOLDING SECRET MEETINGS WITH THE KREMLIN. BUT MICHAEL COHEN HAD NEVER EVEN TRAVELED TO PRAGUE. ASK YOU KNOW WHAT? — AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT WAS PRETTY EASY TO FIGURE OUT. HEY, FBI, CHECK HIS PASSPORT RECORDS, RIGHT? MUELLER FIGURED IT OUT. IT’S IN VOLUME II, PAGE 139. AND THERE ARE MORE OF THOSE THINGS THROUGHOUT, MORE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WERE IN THE DOSSIER THAT COULD HAVE BEEN EASILY DISPROVEN. BUT THE POINT IS IF, AS I SUSPECT, THE FBI WAS OUT THERE RELYING ON OPPOSITION RESEARCH FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES, THEN THIS IS THE BIGGEST SCANDAL IN MODERN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY. PERHAPS THE BIGGEST SCANDAL EVER POLITICALLY IN THIS COUNTRY. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW, FORMER SENIOR ADVISER TO GEORGE W. BUSH, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR, MANY KARL ROVE. KARL, GOOD TO SEE YOU.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU. TRISH: TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MR. DURHAM. WHAT DO YOU KNOW?>>WELL, CAREER — APOLITICAL. A CAREER, U.S. AND DEPUTY U.S. ATTORNEY, NOW U.S. ATTORNEY FOR CONNECTICUT. LITERALLY JOINED THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE IN CONNECTICUT IN THE LATE 1970s AFTER GRADUATING FROM LAW SCHOOL. HE HAS A REPUTATION AS A DETERMINED, FOCUSED, UNFLAPPABLE PROSECUTOR WHO’S WILLING TO TAKE ON THE POWERFUL AND HIS EMPLOYERS. HE WAS THE GUY WHO TOOK ON THE FBI SENIOR AGENT WHO WAS BASICALLY DEFENDING AND HIDING WHITEY BULGER’S NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES, USING HIM AS A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT, BUT HIDING SOME OF HIS EXTREME AND VIOLENT DEEDS FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT. HE’S THE GUY WHO TOOK ON THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT, JOHN ROLAND, AND PROSECUTED HIM AND SENT HIM TO JAIL. HE WAS THE GUY THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL MUKASEY E TURNED TO TO JUDGE THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TAPES OF CIA INTERROGATORS, AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ASKED HIM TO TAKE A LOOK AT ENHANCED INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES AND TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER THEY VIOLATED U.S. LAW. IN EACH AND EVERY INSTANCE THE, HE DID WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT, AND I’M SURE IN THIS INSTANCE IT’S ONE TO TO HAVE REASONS WHY BARR CHOSE HIM. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE THESE ANSWERS, AND THIS IS A GUY WHO’S GOING TO GIVE IT TO ‘EM, AND IT’S GOING TO BE STRAIGHT ARROW, CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY, LET’S LET THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. TRISH: I MEAN, YOU HEARD WHAT I HAD TO SAY, AND I STILL MAINTAIN — I’M SORT OF STUN THED BY THIS, BECAUSE — STUNNED BY THIS, BECAUSE THE IDEA THAT YOU WOULD EVER RELY ON SOMETHING THAT YOU HAD NOT SOURCED YOURSELF, I MEAN, IN JOURNALISM WE DON’T DO THAT, BUT OUR FBI MIGHT DO THAT? THAT JUST SEEMS TOTALLY BONKERS TO ME, KARL.>>YEAH. MICHAEL HOROWITZ, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, IS CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION ALONG SIMILAR LINES. HOWEVER, HIS AUTHORITY LIMITED. HE CAN ONLY INTERROGATE OR INTERVIEW OR REQUEST DOCUMENTS FROM CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. NOW THAT WE’VE NOT A U.S. ATTORNEY, HE CAN TURN TO PEOPLE LIKE McCABE AND STRZOK AND COMEY AND BAKER AND OTHERS WHO HAVE LEFT THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE, AND HE CAN COMPEL THEM TO GIVE TESTIMONY AND TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS. SO WITH THIS SORT OF — IF YOU WANTED TO LOOK AT IT AS A ONE-TWO PUNCH BETWEEN MICHAEL HOROWITZ WHO’S GOT AN IMPECCABLE REPUTATION FOR BEING FAIR AND CALLING IT LIKE IT IS, AND — BUT IS LIMITED ON THE AUTHORITY THAT HE HAS. AND WE NOW HAVE DURHAM WHO’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO BUILD ON THE WORK THAT HOROWITZ HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN FOR BETTER THAN A YEAR AND TO EXTEND IT BY TALKING TO PEOPLE THAT HOROWITZ DOESN’T HAVE ACCESS TO. SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO STEP BACK EVEN FURTHER, WE’VE NOW HAD FOUR PEOPLE — MUELLER, JOHN HUBER IN UTAH WHO’S LOOKING AT SOME ELEMENTS OF THIS, U.S. ATTORNEY. AGAIN, APOLITICAL. DURHAM AND HOROWITZ, ALL FOUR OF THEM ARE STRAIGHT ARROWS, AND WE KNOW FROM MUELLER’S PERFORMANCE, HERE’S A GUY WHO CLEARLY DEMOLISHED THE IDEA ABOUT CONSPIRACY AND COLLUSION, AND WHO, WHEN IT CAME TO THE ISSUE OF OBSTRUCTION, BASICALLY SAID THERE’S NOT A PROSECUTABLE OFFENSE HERE, IN MY OPINION, FOR THE GOVERNMENT — TRISH: THERE ARE SOME DEMOCRATS WHO MIGHT DISPUTE YOU ON THAT INTERPRETATION, BY THE WAY.>>WELL, I KNOW THEY WOULD. BUT IF THAT’S OUT OF DISAPPOINTMENT BY BOB MUELLER AND NOW WE’VE GOT THREE OTHER STRAIGHT ARROWS, AND I THINK AT THE END OF THIS PROCESS, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL HAVE GREATER CONFIDENCE THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY IT HAPPENED. TRISH: THINK OF WHAT IT’S DOING TO OUR COUNTRY IN THE MEANTIME. AND LOOK, SIR, I MEAN, I’M AFRAID WE’RE GOING TO LEARN SOME ANSWERS THAT ARE GOING TO BE VERY DISHEARTENING –>>WELL, WE NEED — TRISH: I DON’T KNOW. WE’LL SEE –>>WE NEED TO KNOW. LIKE YOU, I HAVE A DEEP SUSPICION OF — I MEAN, HOW IS IT THAT THEY HID FROM THE, THAT THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY WITH A LAW FIRM TO HIDE THE FACT THEY WERE HIRING FUSION GPS, AND THEY IN TURN HIRE A RETIRED BRITISH SECRET SERVICE AGENT WHO PICKS UP THE PHONE AND CALLS HIS PAL, FORMER KGB AND FSB AGENTS IN MOSCOW AND SAYS YOU GOT ANY DIRT ON DONALD TRUMP? IF THAT IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE SECRET SERVICE TO PLAY AROUND IN THE CAMPAIGN — AND FOR HOW THIS CAME TO BE AND WHY THEY CAME TO RELY UPON IT AND WHY PEOPLE DID THE THINGS THAT THEY DID, WE NEED SOMEBODY WITH AN IMPARTIAL AND STELLAR REPUTATION TO GO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN BE CONFIDENT THIS IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. TRISH: YOU’RE SPOT ON.>>IF I WAS A FISA JUDGE, I WOULD BE FURIOUS THAT THIS WAS NOT HEADLINED TO ME THAT THIS IS THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN OPPOSITION RESEARCH EFFORT FUNDED BY — WE DON’T EVEN KNOW TODAY HOW MUCH THEY SPENT 12, I THINK IT IS, MILLION DOLLARS WITH A LAW FIRM THAT WAS, OBVIOUSLY, FOR SOME LEGAL SERVICES. BUT HOW MUCH WENT TO FUSION GPS? AND THEN HOW FORTHCOMING HAS FUSION GPS BEEN ABOUT ITS ROLE? GLENN SIMPSON HAS NOT BEEN FORTHCOMING AT ALL ABOUT IT. AND WE NEED, AS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE NEED TO BE CONFIDENT THAT THE AGENCIES OF OUR GOVERNMENT ARE NOT GOING TO BE USED IN THIS WHAT APPEARS TO BE DEEPLY POLITICAL AND PERSONALLY DRIVEN FASHION. TRISH: HEY. IF I’M VLADIMIR PUTIN AND I’VE GOT MY FORMER KGB BUDDIES OUT THERE TALKING TO CHRISTOPHER STEELE, THIS IS PERFECT –>>OH, YEAH. TRISH: THIS IS RIPE FOR THAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITY AND TO EXPOSE OURSELF SO STUPIDLY TO THAT PERHAPS FOR POLITICAL REASONS, IT IS A SHAME.>>YEAH. AND REMEMBER — TRISH: YEAH?>>REMEMBER, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE, THE DOSSIER IS DUMPED INTO THE AMERICAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AS IT COMES TOWN THE CLOSING MONTHS — DOWN THE CLOSING MONTHS. AND WE HAVE FUSION GPS AND CHRISTOPHER STEELE TRYING DESPERATELY TO SELL THIS TO ANYBODY, ANY REPORTER THAT THEY CAN GET TO BITE ON IT. SO, YOU KNOW, YOU TALK ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION, THIS WAS SO SOLICITED AND RECEIVED BY AGENTS TO OF THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN AND THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE. AND I DON’T SEE NADLER AND SCHIFF AND THE RES OF IN THE CROWD BEING CONCERNED DEEPLY ABOUT THAT. THEY’RE FOCUSED ON SOMETHING THAT ROBERT MUELLER CAME BACK AND SAID THERE’S NO EVIDENCE OF A CONSPIRACY OR COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THE RUSSIANS AT ALL. AND YET WE’VE GOT SCHIFF AND EVERYBODY ELSE SPUN UP ABOUT WHAT ROBERT MUELLER’S ALREADY KILLED AND NOT SPUN UP AT ALL ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW TO BE A FACT WHICH IS THE DNC OPENLY INVITED THE RUSSIANS TO PLAY IN OUR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BY PROVIDING INFORMATION WHICH IS A LOT OF IT JUST CLEARLY TRASH. AND NONE OF WHICH HAS BEEN VERIFIED. TRISH: NO, LOOK, KARL, THIS IS THE WHY WE’RE THE IN SUCH A SAD STATE RIGHT NOW, THAT PEOPLE ARE PUTTING POLITICS AHEAD OF COUNTRY HERE. THIS IS ONE. WHERE YOU OUGHT TO CARE. I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU HATE DONALD TRUMP, ANYBODY THAT IS AMERICAN SHOULD CARE IF THE FBI

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MAHER. ELIZABETH: REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM SPOKE TO SEAN HANNITY OF FOX NEWS LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE UPCOMING REPORT JUSTICE PROBE.>>I THINK IT WILL BE REALLY DAMNING AND UGLY. PEOPLE DID SOME BAD THINGS THAT ARE DANGEROUS FOR THE COUNTRY. YOU WILL ONLY FIND IT ON FOX. YOU MAY FIND IS A LITTLE BIT IN THE PAPER. HERE IS WHAT I PREDICT, 10% OF COVERAGE OF THE MUELLER REPORT GOT, THAT IS A SHAME, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. HERE IS THE QUESTION, IT IS NOT WHAT DID OBAMA KNOW AND WHEN HE KNEW IT, WHO TOLD HIM AND WHAT DID HE DO ONCE HE WAS TOLD? WHAT IS YOUR REACTION?>>LINDSEY GRAHAM, HE IS SPOT ON. HE IS REALLY STRONG PROPONENT FOR GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. I AM WITH HIM. HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NADLER IS CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO INVESTIGATE THIS. SHE TOO BUSY TRY — HE IS TOO BUSY TRYING TO UNDER MINE PRESIDENT TRUMP. ELIZABETH: RUSSIAN MEDDLING WRONG. THIS IS ABOUT USING U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SOURCES AND ASSETS TO SPY ON A OPPOSITION CAMPAIGN. THE PRESIDENT SAID LAST YEAR, HE WOULD ORDER THE RELEASE OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS. WHAT DOCUMENTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE? WE HEAR AN OCTOBER 2016 FBI E-MAIL CHAIN, THAT MAY INDICATE THAT STEELE WAS A WEAK, NOT REALLY CREDIBLE SOURCE.>>I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALMOST ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS UNCLASSIFIED. SO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, INCLUDING MYSELF, CAN READ WHAT HAPPENED. AND HOW WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA INVOLVED? HOW WERE THE CLINTONS INVOLVED? AFTER TWO YEARS AFTER FOING AFTER DONALD TRUMP. — GOING AFTER DONALD TRUMP, WE NOW GET THE REST WAS STORY, A LOT OF THINGS SEEM SUSPICIOUS TO ME. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT AND AG BARR’S REPORT.>>WE’RE HEARING THAT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL HAD TO GO BACK AND REINTERVIEW CERTAIN PLAYERS BECAUSE THEY WERE CONTRADICTING EACH OTHER, YOUR TAKE ON THAT?>>I WAS ABLE TO TALK IN A GROUP SETTING WITH THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, HE DID NOT GIVE US ANY INSIDE INFORMATION. WE ARE HEARING IT WILL PROBABLY BE IN SEPTEMBER THAT HE WILL RELEASE HIS REPORT. I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT IF HE HAD TO TAKE EXTRA TIME AND GO BACK. WE JUST WANT A THOROUGH REPORT, TO BE ACCURATE SO AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT, I TOO TOO THINK THAT — DO THINK THAT LINDSEY GRAHAM IS CORRECT. THE MEDIA WILL NOT COVER IT, THEY ONLY WANT TO COVER THINGS THAT ARE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. I AM GLAD YOU ARE COVERING IT. ELIZABETH: IT IS ABOUT HOW WEAK

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NEIL? NEIL: ALL RIGHT, HILLARY, THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. FORMER DEPUTY ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM DUPREE WHAT HE MAKES OF THIS. ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.>>THANK YOU, NEIL. NEIL: THIS IS COMING FROM BILL BARR, I WAS PARAPHRASING TAKING NOTES EARLIER WHILE HE WAS SPEAKING, HE, REFERRING TO MUELLER, COULDN’T DECIDE ABOUT OBSTRUCTION SO ESSENTIALLY BILL BARR DID BY SAYING THERE WASN’T ENOUGH THERE TO GO AFTER THE PRESIDENT AND NOT ENOUGH TO EXONERATE THE PRESIDENT. WHAT DID GET WRONG? IT SOUNDS LIKE EXACTLY WHAT THE REPORT KIND OF CONCLUDED?>>THAT’S RIGHT. I THINK IN THAT RESPECT IT IS VERY HARD TO FIND FAULT IN WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL INITIALLY REPORTED AS FAR AS MUELLER’S CONCLUSIONS. SEEMS LIKE AREA OF DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN BARR AND THE SPECIAL COUNSEL IS THAT THE SPECIAL COUNSEL WANTED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROVIDE MORE UNDERLYING CONTEXT WHY MUELLER REACHED THE DECISIONS THAT HE DID. BARR TESTIFIED TODAY THAT HIS FOCUS WAS ON DELIVERING THE BOTTOM LINE VERDICT OF THE MUELLER REPORT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, TO GET THE NEWS OUT OF BOTTOM LINE CONCLUSION IN AN FISH ENFASHION. IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT BOB MUELLER WANT AD LITTLE MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION WHAT LED MUELLER TO REACH THE VERDICTS THAT HE DID. NEIL: ALL RIGHT. THAT WOULD HAVE NECESSITATED DELAY GETTING THE REPORT OUT TO PROVIDE MORE OF THAT CONTEXT. MAYBE MUELLER WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY WITH THAT? WHAT IS YOUR SENSE?>>THAT IS THE THING. IF WE TURN THE CLOCK BACK A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN EVERYONE WAS EAGER TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MUELLER CONCLUDED. IT WAS OVER A WEEKEND. WE WERE WATCHING ON TV, WHAT MUELLER FOUND, WHAT HE DIDN’T FIND. OUT OF THAT CONTEXT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BASICALLY SPENT THE ENTIRE WEEKEND IN HIS OFFICE TO GO THROUGH THE REPORT TO, PROVIDE A SUCCINCT BOTTOM LINE DESCRIPTION WHAT HE FOUND. ATTORNEY GENERAL KNEW IN A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS THE REPORT AS A WHOLE WOULD BECOME PUBLIC. THERE WOULD NOT REALLY BEEN A MOTIVE ON PART OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LIE OR DISSEMBLE KNOWING THE WHOLE THING WOULD BECOME A PUBLIC DOCUMENT IN MATTER OF DAYS. NEIL: DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID, WHAT MUELLER SAID WAS THE PROBLEM THE WAY THE PRESS PORTRAYED THOSE FINDINGS WITHOUT THAT CONTEXT AND THAT BUGGED HIM?>>I SUSPECT IN FACT WHAT WAS BOTHERING BOB MUELLER. WE KNOW AS SOON AS THE REPORT CAME OUT AND BARR SUMMARIZED REPORT, THERE WAS A LOT OF PRESS BASICALLY SAYING TOTAL VINDICATION ON THE COLLUSION PART. MUELLER DIDN’T REACH A CONCLUSION ON THE OBSTRUCTION PART BUT BARR REACHED THE CONCLUSION THERE IS NO OBSTRUCTION. I THINK WHAT MUELLER WANT AD LITTLE MORE NUANCE INTO WHY MUELLER DIDN’T FIND OBSTRUCTION. AND I THINK FROM MUELLER’S PERSPECTIVE BARR WAS SUGGESTING THAT MUELLER WAS BASICALLY AGNOSTIC ON THIS ISSUE WHEN AS WE KNOW FROM THE REPORT MUELLER OFFERED SOME REASONS AS TO HIS ULTIMATE DECISION NOT TO REACH A CONCLUSION ON THAT PIECE OF THE INVESTIGATION. NEIL: TALKING ABOUT AGNOSTIC, YOU’RE THE EXPERT, I READ A PROMPTER SO I THINK I QUALIFY, ANYWAY MUELLER COULDN’T DECIDE ON THAT ISSUE, RIGHT? SO THAT SEEMED TO SURPRISE BARR AND BY EXTENSION THE OUTGOING DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN THAT HE HADN’T REACHED A FORMAL CONCLUSION, WHEN I GUESS BOTH OF THESE GENTLEMEN THOUGHT HE WOULD. SO THEY TOOK THE LIBERTY TO TIE, PUT A BOW ON IT, EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN’T DEFINITELY CONCLUDE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WHICH WAS THE GIST OF MUELLER’S FINDING?>>RIGHT. I THINK FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S PERSPECTIVE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS TASKED WITH MAKING THESE DECISIONS WHETHER TO PROSECUTE OR NOT TO PROSECUTE. NEIL: WHY DID HE DO IT THAT WAY? THAT IS A DUMB QUESTION BUT MUELLER HAD TO KNOW THE WHOLE WORLD WAS WATCHING FOR SOME SORT OF A DEFINITIVE STATEMENT HERE AND HE DIDN’T PROVIDE IT. LEAVING I HAD OPEN-ENDED, TO YOUR POINT, HE WOULD LEAVE IT IN CONGRESS’ HANDS TO SEE WHAT THEY DO, TO ME IT SOUNDS LIKE TURNING FROM YOUR DUTY HERE?>>WELL, HERE’S THE THING. I THINK THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT WERE ANIMATING BOB MUELLER. I THINK NUMBER ONE WAS THE POINT YOU CAN’T INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT UNDER LONGSTANDING JUSTICE DEPARTMENT GUIDANCE. THAT IS THE — NEIL: IS THAT TRUE.>>ABSOLUTELY. IT GOES BACK DECADES. WELL-SETTLED DOJ GUIDANCE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RESPECTS THAT DECISION. THAT WAS A PIECE OF IT. I SUSPECT THERE WAS ALSO A PIECE WHETHER BOB MUELLER HIMSELF THOUGHT THE EVIDENCE WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PROVE OBSTRUCTION OR NOT. HERE I THINK IT’S A LITTLE AMBIGUOUS. HE CERTAINLY NEVER CAME OUT AND SAID BUT FOR THAT OPINION I WOULD HAVE CHARGED OBSTRUCTION. ON THE OTHER HAND HE WOULD HAVE THAT SENTENCE, IF WE COULD HAVE EXONERATED THE PRESIDENT WE WOULD HAVE. THAT IS UNUSUAL SENTENCE FOR SOMEONE LIKE BOB MUELLER TO PUT IN THE REPORT. I SUSPECT WE’LL LEARN MORE WHY HE INCLUDED THAT SENTENCE IN THE REPORT IF AND WHEN BOB MUELLER TESTIFIES BEFORE CONGRESS. NEIL: YOU’RE A VERY GOOD LAWYER AS WELL. DO YOU SEE HAVING READ THE REPORT YOURSELF, GETTING A SENSE THESE INSTANCES THAT DEMOCRATS WERE SEIZING ON TODAY THE PRESIDENT ADVISING HIS COUNSEL TO GO AHEAD AND TRY TO GET MUELLER FIRED. THE PRESIDENT DENIES THAT BY THE WAY. THAT SUCH ACTIONS, THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHERS, ARE ACTS OF OBSTRUCTION?>>YEAH. I GUESS MY TAKE ON THAT, NEIL IS SEVERAL POINTS. NUMBER ONE, I DID NOT LIKE A LOT OF WHAT I READ IN THE REPORT. I WAS DISAPPOINTED TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES. AT THE SAME TIME — NEIL: WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU DIDN’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR?>>RIGHT, RIGHT. I DIDN’T LIKE SEEING WHAT HE WAS DOING BEHIND THE SCENES. AT THE SAME TIME I RESPECT THE DECISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOOK AT IT AND MAKE THE DETERMINATION WHETHER THERE WAS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL MOTIVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL LOOKED AT THAT HE REACHED A CONCLUSION THERE WASN’T SUFFICIENT MOTIVE. REGARDLESS WHETHER YOU THINK THE CONDUCT, WHETHER THE PRESIDENT SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT, BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THERE WAS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HERE THAT IS WHAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ULTIMATELY CONCLUDED. NEIL: I READ THE REPORT WITH NOT NEARLY EXPERTISE YOU HAVE, I READ THE INITIAL CONCLUSIONS AND BULLET POINTS BARR MADE, I DON’T THINK HE WAS OFF ON THOSE BULLETS POINTS THAT WAS MY READ OF IT. I HAVE NO AXE TO GRIND WITH EITHER SIDE HERE. YOUR THOUGHTS.>>I THINK BARR GAVE AN ACCURATE SUMMARY OF WHAT BOB MUELLER FOUND. TO BE SURE HE COULD HAVE WRITTEN 20 PAGE DOCUMENT BUT HE DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME TO DO THAT, RIGHT? HE HAD TO GET THAT OUT FAST. NEIL: DAMNED IF HE DID, DAMNED IF HE DIDN’T, RIGHT?>>BARR BASICALLY WANTED TO GET MUELLER’S BOTTOM LINE CONCLUSION IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AS SOON AS HE COULD. THAT IS WHAT HE SAID HE WOULD DO. THAT IS WHAT HE DID. COULD HE HAVE SAID MORE? HE DIDN’T HAVE TO BECAUSE HE KNEW THE REPORT WOULD BE COMING OUT IN MATTER OF DAYS.