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Chuck Ross on May 18, 2020

Attorney General William Barr poured cold water Monday on the idea that former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden will face criminal charges in connection with the surveillance activities against associates of President Donald Trump.

“As to President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man,” Barr said at a press conference.

He added: “Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.”

Barr was referring to John Durham, a U.S. attorney investigating various aspects of the U.S. government’s investigation of Trump campaign associates.

Trump and some of his allies have suggested in recent weeks that Obama and Biden broke the law during the course of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.

Two Republican senators on May 13 released a declassified list of Obama administration officials who requested intelligence reports that identified Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser.

Biden submitted one of the so-called “unmasking” requests on Jan. 12, 2017.

U.S. officials routinely make unmasking requests. But Trump supporters have alleged that the requests are evidence that the Obama administration targeted Flynn. Republicans have focused on the Flynn unmaskings because a senior U.S. government official leaked classified details of Flynn’s call with Russia’s ambassador to The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017.

Biden has not said why he made the request for the report that identified Flynn.

Barr did not say whether Durham has investigated the Flynn unmasking requests.

“I have a general idea of how Mr. Durham’s investigation is going. As I have indicated, some aspects of the matter are being examined as potential crimes,” said Barr.

“Not every abuse of power, no matter how outrageous, is necessarily a federal crime.”

“As long as I’m attorney general, the criminal justice system will not be used for partisan political ends. This is especially true for the upcoming elections in November.”

Durham is reportedly looking at the activities of the FBI as well as the CIA. Barr said in an interview in 2019 that Durham is also investigating the activities of unidentified “private actors.”

Durham’s investigation is said to have some overlap with a Justice Department inspector general’s investigation of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe.

The IG found that the FBI made 17 “significant” errors and omissions in applications to obtain surveillance warrants against Carter Page, a former Trump aide.

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    Nicholas Palko May 18, 2020

    If these criminals are not investigated our confidence in the justice system will be shaken to the core. Is Barr part of the deep state? Will it take we the people to stand and deliver?????

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    Cheryl Maddox May 18, 2020

    There ought to be consequences for actions and they broke the law

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    Michael Groves May 18, 2020

    Attorney General William Barr is a complete sell out. What do the Democrat’s have on him. Was he taking trips to Jeffery Epstein’s Lolita Island too. I have been saying for two years William Barr has been stalling everything. He can’t find corruption in Hillary, Obama, Biden? But he can find corruption in the President of Venezuela? Are you kidding me? This just compounds my suspicion. Me President, you need to fire Attorney General William Barr, and now.

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    Jan13 May 18, 2020

    Why am I not surprised. Getting disappointed in AG Barr.

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    Jim May 18, 2020

    Total Bullcrap !!!

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    Michelle S May 18, 2020

    AG Barr, remember the adage “The buck stops here.” In this instance the buck/blame/authority stopped with President obama and the directors of the FBI, CIA, NSA and all the other top people (Pelosi, Schumer, Clinton, et al) who participated in this travesty of injustice and they ALL need to go on trial at the highest court in the land.

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    Jerry May 18, 2020

    I’ve already heard enough to go after obamass and Biden, Barr needs to take off his blinders grow a pair and go after obamass, what he’s afraid he might be called a racist. Wake up Barr the Dems are after you to!

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    Anonymous May 18, 2020

    You for got the comment,” for now”.

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    Robert Stevens May 18, 2020

    Not under investigation–BUT THEY SHOULD BE!

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    Anonymous May 18, 2020

    The swamp is bigger than you think!

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    Jerry May 18, 2020

    Barr it is a crime when you’re trying to overthrow a duly elected President, open your eyes!

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    Gary Hull May 18, 2020

    Obama and Biden cannot get golden parachutes and get out of jail for free cards for their part in corruption. Why does it seem the most grievous actions are forgiven? Maybe this is why we no longer have any faith in our judicial system.

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    Jim May 18, 2020

    Barr, how convenient, no criminal investigation of Obama or Biden. That sure smells like Deep State collusion.. Are you Deep State, Bill? Obama, Biden, Hillary go into politics broke and come out rich and Bill you can’t find anything, anywhere? You not looking very hard. The socialist Dimwits find a Russia hoax, a Mueller hoax, a ridiculous impeachment and a very curious virus that goes global and you find NOTHING? So my advice to President Trump is to hire a Special Counsel and dig for yourself and, perhaps, aggressively abuse power, after all, that is not a federal crime. Unleash every government agency on your enemies and make sure that you fire every Obama appointee. Turn a deaf ear to the commies in the Dimwit party. Abuse power, it is not a federal crime.

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    Walt Miller May 18, 2020

    Looks like Barr has been bought by the Democrats. He is not doing his job. Time for President Trump to get rid of Barr. Is there anyone in the Trump administration that really wants to help and work with the President.

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    ROCK May 18, 2020

    Demand Senate And Trump For Obama & Biden For Prison
    Obama & Biden Is Not God To Be Above The Law!
    Obama & Biden Broke The Law Way Too Many Times & Abuse Of Powers & Illegally Used IRS AS A Weapon Against Conservatives A Crime Against Constitution!
    Demand Just And Life In Prison Against Obama & Biden!
    Demand Senate And Trump To Lock Up Obama & Biden!
    It’s The Law!

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    CJM May 18, 2020

    No average citizen could commit the felonious acts that these two have and get away with it. American citizens will NOT get justice because cowardly Barr is afraid to go after them. My message to Barr is this: YOU ARE A COWARD AND DO NOT DESERVE YOUR POSITION OR PAYCHECK. DO ALL OF US A FAVOR AND RESIGN—We Americans are sick and tired of this double standard of Justice while you LIE, LIE, & LIE about how Justice is blind. Far as I’m concerned Barr (you certainly don’t have my respect), perhaps you ought to serve the prison terms that ovomit and biden SHOULD be serving now. Just sign me disgusted with our Justice Dept.

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    ROCK May 18, 2020

    Demand Senate And Senate For Obama & Biden For Prison
    Obama & Biden Is Not God To Be Above The Law!
    Obama & Biden Broke The Law Way Too Many Times & Abuse Of Powers, Gun Running Fast & Furious & Illegally Used IRS AS A Weapon Against Conservatives A Crime Against Constitution! Demand Justice And Life In Prison Against Obama & Biden!
    Demand Senate And Trump To Lock Up Obama & Biden!
    It’s The Law!

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    Harold Golden PhD May 18, 2020

    Amen!

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    Anonymous May 18, 2020

    They may not be under criminal investigation at this moment but once the others start flipping on each other that may change. The wheels of justice move slow and Barr doesn’t want Obama and Biden to know what he’s up to.

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    Harold Golden PhD May 18, 2020

    Ok, its Time for President Trump to Appoint a Special Prosecutor, there is no DOJ! Its just one Big Swamp!

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    Harold Golden PhD May 18, 2020

    Ok, its Time for President Trump to Appoint a Special Prosecutor, there is no DOJ! Its just one Big Swamp!

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    haterofdemocrats May 18, 2020

    Well now it sounds as if attroney general William Barr is getting gutless as usual p.o.s. we all know thst this whole thing was set up by the nigger and biden along with the crooked doj fbi cia

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    haterofdemocrats May 18, 2020

    You best post my coment

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    haterofdemocrats May 18, 2020

    Well I don’t know why this swine outlet don’t post my comments but it sounds as if atteroney general william barr is as guttless as a butchered steer. Open your eyes you guttless wonder obamas and biden are just as guilty as the others

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    Veteran May 18, 2020

    … And this is exactly why we have not seen any arrests, or probably ever will because, how did Comey state in his Deep State whitewash of Hitlery” even though there was wrongdoing, there was no demonstrable harmful intent” (in a pig’s eye. Truth be told!) And so another mask comes off even though COVID19 restrictions are still being peddled. Wishy washy whitewash!

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    Jojodmonkey May 18, 2020

    They are not under investigation, until President Trump appoints Trey Gowdy as special prosecutor agter the November election!
    Trey Gowdy will prosecute these two scumbags and their accomplices !!!!

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    Mary May 18, 2020

    This infuriates me! Who do you think gave the ok and led these pukes on their mission? Who tells their boss no, especially if they are President of the US? Their evil minds worked together. They knew Flynn could expose them and would because he was a straight arrow. The last 4 years of his life have been a nightmare and these a**holes don’t have to be accountable? I haven’t seen Obama walk on water. Isn’t he a human being like the rest of us? He ISN’T above the law just like Trump was reminded by the crooked Dems day after day during the scam impeachment! Isn’t there an honest AG or lawyer left in the US? Can only the American see right from wrong? You blow this, your country is gone. Given to a socialist group

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    Carol R Ward May 18, 2020

    Barr what good are you if you let some be above the law? I lost faith in our judicial system. You failed to serve justice. We don’t need an attorney General, pay you a salary, pay for all this investigation, to let people off because your too scared to let justice prevail. I don’t know how your conscious will let you sleep at night. Shame on you. You are a wasted cost to America. I’m sure nothing will happened to Hillary too. Everyone of them are untouchable. This is Pathetic, when will we ever get a good attorney general?? Corruption will never end. Thanks for nothing, your a big disappointment. I had faith in you, so did many Americans, so sad. I would love a response from you!

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    Pamela Kienle May 18, 2020

    Just when the American people thought they could trust the legal system again! Barrs comments are so Disappointing! This just proves that the Corrupt Socialist Scum Obama and Biden (including Hunter and Hillary) get off with their sleazy little fingers being slapped even though Barr & Durham have legal documents and proof of criminal wrongdoing ! Thank you DNI Grenell (aka- only one that brings forth the Truth and not scared to kick ass to get the job done ). It will break all trust of the People of the United Stares of America if accountability fails. All parties should remember that Congress is suppose to protect and work for the People (we should have a say if those that have authority to investigate and hold those accountable for crimes can’t do their job!

    This is so wrong! You allow what happening in a Hoax investigation/ impeachment of the Greatest President ever – one that cares and protects American People by allowing the Worst President and Vice President that destroyed our great nation.

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    JoeyP May 18, 2020

    He may be looking at ALL angles before the investigation, and may be looking for the “squealers” who will RAT them out. This helps keep the “waters” calm. One Hopeful Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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    Paul E Johnson May 18, 2020

    Hard to believe Barr couldn’t find enough to go after the two known criminals, Trump needs to take matters into his own hands and go after them hard!! Throw Hillary into that group also!

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    Paul E Johnson May 18, 2020

    There are two levels of justice one for the common man and a different one for the political elite!

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    ROCK May 18, 2020

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Demand Senate And Senate For Obama & Biden For Prison
    Obama & Biden Is Not God To Be Above The Law!
    Obama & Biden Broke The Law Way Too Many Times & Abuse Of Powers, Gun Running Fast & Furious & Illegally Used IRS AS A Weapon Against Conservatives A Crime Against Constitution! Demand Justice And Life In Prison Against Obama & Biden!
    Demand Senate And Trump To Lock Up Obama & Biden!
    It’s The Law!

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    TEXAS May 18, 2020

    NEVER GET ON NATIONAL TV AND EXPOSE YOUR INTENTIONS OF CRIMINAL CRIMES /INVESTIGATIONS.. LET YOUR ENEMIES THINK THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT ALL THEN BOOM BOOM THEY HANG THEMSELVES………..

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    Norma May 18, 2020

    Seriously? Obama and Biden are both criminals, that’s how the American people see them now, and we all want justice be done. Seeing those two in jail for starters wouldn’t be enough. They should also pay back the millions they got through their crooked deals which, in my opinion, were robbed from our country.

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    Omega 2 May 19, 2020

    THIS IS PURE BULL CRAP AS THESE TWO WERE INSTRAMENTAL IN THE STARTING OF THIS ILLEGAL ACTS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AS TRAITORS DO! A G BARR IS SMART IN LAW BUT DUMB IN ” COMMON SENSE “! NO CHARGES HERE THEN WE HAVE NO ” JUSTICE ” ANY MORE!

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    Roger D Looney May 19, 2020

    Well then Barr is an idiot and so is Durham if both of them feel that OBAMA’s involvement in the spying and false documents were not known by him and most likely directed by him and Hillary Clinton. And Biden should have already been charged with the crime the Democrats tried to have Trump impeached with, withholding funds for personal reasons.

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    Don May 19, 2020

    Then Barr isn’t the man for the job.

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    Judy May 19, 2020

    I feel like I am living in the Twilight Zone! These two are the most unlawful, arrogant, evil things.! I don’t consider Barry and Joe to be human beings! And for Barr to weasel out is just another brick in our republican wall! God help us all!

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    Anonymous May 19, 2020

    Actually, it is TREASON! Killary and Obama and the Muslim Regime committed treason at least three times in 8 years! As Trump said, he doesn’t agree with Barr, but decided to stay out of it. He added, but if it were me involved, I would be held accountable NOW!

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    L.C. May 19, 2020

    The Deep State has long reaching arms. i”Coke Head” Obama, Biden “The Molester”The Clinton Mafia. You can believe they got to Barr.

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    Ron Otis May 19, 2020

    I think Barr should have evaluated the Durham report and only state his views if in fact his current observations were accurate. There was no need to make an early statement on this issue. Barr makes himself look foolish like he’s taking sides while embarrassing the President. In ,y opinion this was not a good move Mr. Barr.

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    Ron Otis May 19, 2020

    I think Barr should have evaluated the Durham report and only state his views if in fact his current observations were accurate. There was no need to make an early statement on this issue. Barr makes himself look foolish like he’s taking sides while embarrassing the President. In my opinion this was not a good move Mr. Barr.

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    Ron Otis May 19, 2020

    I totally agree!!!

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    Linda May 19, 2020

    When are these people going to be held accountable. Total B.S. They are committing crimes and getting by with it. Time to hold the traitors accountable. It seems regular Americans have one set of rules to follow and the government has another set that protects them.

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