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‘Stunning’: William Barr hits establishment media for ‘bovine silence’ on collapsed Russiagate narrative

Chuck Ross on June 21, 2020

Attorney General William Barr hit the establishment media in an interview aired Sunday for what he called its “bovine silence” regarding the debunked narrative of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

In an interview on “Fox Sunday Futures,” Barr also asserted that the various government investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Kremlin were the “closest we have come to an organized effort to push a president out of office” since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Barr has long questioned the FBI’s decision to open a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign in July 2016. He appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, to conduct a review of the investigation and other surveillance conducted against Trump campaign associates.

He said in the Fox News interview that Durham’s probe will yield some results “hopefully before the end of the summer.”

Barr leveled his most pointed critique against the establishment media, which he accused of pushing the conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin.

“It’s like not even a ‘Whoops,’ and they’re just on to the next false scandal,” Barr said in the interview.

“It’s been stunning that all we’ve gotten from the mainstream media is sort of bovine silence in the face of the complete collapse of the so-called Russiagate scandal, which they did all they could to sensationalize and drive,” he said.

“So that has been surprising to me, that people aren’t concerned about civil liberties and in the integrity of our governmental process.”

The special counsel’s office and Justice Department inspector general (IG) poured cold water on the collusion theory in reports released in 2019. The special counsel said investigators could not establish that Trump associates conspired with the Russian government. The IG said that the FBI made a series of “significant” errors and omissions in applications to conduct surveillance against Carter Page, a former campaign aide.

Barr also said that Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said that there has been a “distinct slowing down” of Durham’s efforts to interview witnesses as part of the probe. He declined to say whether a grand jury has heard testimony as part of the probe, but he said that grand juries have not met at all in jurisdictions across the country because of the virus.

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  1. Pascal Lambert June 21, 2020

    Coronavirus hoax is part of the overall strategy of the left/globalists and their lapdog media to slow down Durahm’s investigation and derail the Trump economic success in order to blame him and possible deny him a 2nd term.

  2. Pat June 21, 2020


  3. flashy0ne June 21, 2020

    Since truth has been a missing commodity in this entire investigation, I’m not surprised that the vermin have just retreated into their holes. We can expect them to return WHENEVER anything negative appears against the President — truth is inconsequential !!

  4. Billy T Wyatt June 21, 2020

    Don’t just empty the swamp, mop it dry of media, witch hunters and anyone connected with this whole mess. Lock them up, fine the Sox off of them all.

  5. Jim E' June 21, 2020

    But is it enough to make the establishment media do a mea culpa? I think not because it’s always been a personal mission to destroy President Trump.
    Will it sway them to get behind President Trump come election time in 2020? There will be another ‘bovine silence’.

  6. Billy Wilson June 21, 2020

    All the main stream media are against President Trump. Stop buying their lies and break the bank.

  7. Eloise June 21, 2020

    The Corporate Media has earned it’s derogatory name the ‘Fake News Media’ since moving to the radical left, hiring propagandists and hecklers in place of reporters and journalists, allowing New World Order leftist cabalists like George Soros to control and coordinate their daily fake news reports, censoring all conservative news and opinions, and pushing Marxist anti-America positions, and supporting with more than ample coverage the false allegations and phony investigations Democrats and corrupt bureaucrats have used to try to remove from office our duly elected president, Donald Trump. Shame on the corporate media. It’s a disgrace.

  8. This is great and all….but unless Barr actually indicts someone, then it is just talk and political theater.

    Here’s the bottom line: If no one goes to jail, then the communist liberals have gotten away with *everything*. I hope people understand what the significance of that means for this nation going forward, if that remains the reality.

    If no one goes to jail, then what is going to be in the way of the communist liberals doing anything they wish the next time they control the White House?..and there will be a next time.

    If no one pays a very serious price now, there will be no law and no court order which will stop them next time. They’ll just ignore such minor details. The people will no choice but open revolt.

    I hope that doesn’t happen. I hope that Barr understands that much of the future direction of this nation is on his shoulders. I hope he loves his country and does something, because if not, the history books of the future will see his tenure as the moment where something could have been done….but wasn’t.

    If the communist liberals cheat their way back into power, anything Barr was planning on doing will evaporate into thin air.

    The time is growing very short. If Barr does nothing until after the election, then I think it is clear that his lack of action was by design, hoping Trump would lose and he’d be on his way back into retirement.

    I pray that I am very wrong about what I have written. I hope AG Barr makes me look like a fool. I will gladly suffer that humility for the sake of my nation. But if not, then we’re all in trouble.

  9. Jerr Fitzgerald June 21, 2020

    If Biden were to Win and there Socialist policies implemented the NextAmericanRevolution will begin .Be Ready

  10. CitizenHeard June 21, 2020

    This is the most shocking sellout of time honored traditions of decency and fair play I have ever witnessed out of an established political party. In their zeal for power the Democratic party along with its bought and paid for news media cronies have sunk to the lowest forms of skullduggery to besmirch and destroy their competition by overt lies and deception. They absolutely disgust me and they have lost my vote permanently. Prior to the 2016 election Hillary and company sold out the country to China and vowed to turn the US socialist in the next election. Well now they have also partnered with the anarchists, gang bangers, murderers and criminals to overthrow the government. They have stoked racial tensions inside the black population to get their vote and use them as pawns while keeping the cities in a permanent state of disprepair giving them little hope of ever achieving peaceful prosperity. All these troubles are harbored in the regions where Democrats have taken control. Wake up America the Pied Piper is taking you down the road to ruin.

  11. Rodrigo Rodriguez June 22, 2020

    The real answer to what is going on is in the spiritual realm, God Almighty since november 2010 started warning us that we were entering in the “end times”of the world, thus anyone can confirm it going to the web of “father of love and mercy”and look for the messages, you need to dedicate vast amount of time since there are 1330 messages. One of them explains that the “antichrist” mentioned in chapter 13 in the book of revelations is now working behind closed doors, and he is the one behind all the disturbances, including the pandemia, he has now 5.6 millions demons here on earth to cause all kind of havoc plus all the slaves of sin here in our midst, read gospel of John, Ch.8 verse.31. We still have some time left to repent and ask for forgiveness, read Chronicles Chap. 7, verse 14 ans remember we kill 4,000 babies every day in our country and we don’t hear a BEEP about it. Hurry up it’s pretty late!!!

  12. Don June 22, 2020

    Have you ever heard anything from them that doesn’t fit their narrative of lies????

  13. Juan June 22, 2020

    Our ‘News media’ is PRAVDA for the Democrats…..it’s DISGUSTING…..

  14. Juan June 22, 2020

    I think Barr is the last honest man in Washington…..Paul Ryan that RINO bag of shyte is now working at Fox News….have you noticed how Fax has moved left….Our media is controlled by liberal Jewish Democrats and we are seeing the results….

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