William Barr is not messing around.
The Attorney General is making his plans to investigate the Obama administration’s “Spygate” scandal.
And William Barr just revealed how he plans to expose Barack Obama’s worst crime.
Since day one, the Fake News Media accepted as an article of faith the intelligence assessment of four agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump.
Notably, former National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers failed to sign on to that claim.
But many Americans have raised questions about if that was really true, or whether a bunch of pro-Clinton partisans in the Obama administration cooked this finding up.
And now it appears Americans may get an answer to that question.
The New York Times reports:
Justice Department officials intend to interview senior C.I.A. officers as they review the Russia investigation, according to people briefed on the matter, indicating they are focused partly on the intelligence agencies’ most explosive conclusion about the 2016 election: that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intervened to benefit Donald J. Trump.
The interview plans are the latest sign the Justice Department will take a critical look at the C.I.A.’s work on Russia’s election interference. Investigators want to talk with at least one senior counterintelligence official and a senior C.I.A. analyst, the people said. Both officials were involved in the agency’s work on understanding the Russian campaign to sabotage the election in 2016.
While the Justice Department review is not a criminal inquiry, it has provoked anxiety in the ranks of the C.I.A., according to former officials. Senior agency officials have questioned why the C.I.A.’s analytical work should be subjected to a federal prosecutor’s scrutiny. Attorney General William P. Barr, who is overseeing the review, assigned the United States attorney in Connecticut, John H. Durham, to conduct it.
The Justice Department has not submitted formal written requests to talk to the C.I.A. officers, but law enforcement officials have told intelligence officials that Mr. Durham will seek the interviews, two of the people said. Communications officers for both the C.I.A. and the Justice Department declined to comment.
The idea that Russia executed an organized effort to boost Donald Trump at a time when no intelligence service around the world thought he would win the 2016 election strikes many as preposterous.
If anything, Russia’s goal was to sow discord.
Barr wants to learn more about the shadowy sources the CIA used to help put together the assessment that Russia acted to boost Trump’s candidacy.
Were they as highly placed as the Deep State insists?
Do they even exist at all?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.