William Barr’s been investigating the origins of the Russia probe.
So the Attorney General has put the former Obama administration in his cross hairs.
But that’s when William Barr was double-crossed by these Obama deep state allies.
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz – who was appointed by President Obama – referred former FBI Director James Comey for criminal prosecution after Comey leaked classified information contained in confidential memos he passed along to a friend.
Comey leaked the memos to a friend so in case he got fired, his friend would leak them to the press and it would force the appointment of a special counsel.
That is exactly how events played out.
But career Deep State prosecutors declined to follow Inspector General Horowitz’s recommendation and charge Comey with a crime.
Fox News reports:
The Justice Department has decided against prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey for leaking classified information following a referral from the department’s inspector general, sources familiar with the deliberations told Fox News.
“Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” one official said. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”
Comey penned memos memorializing his interactions with President Trump in the days leading up to his firing. He then passed those documents to a friend, Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman, who gave them to The New York Times. Comey admitted to that arrangement during congressional testimony.
After the fact, the FBI classified two of those memos as “confidential.”
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz had referred Comey for potential prosecution as part of an internal review.
To many Trump supporters, this smells like the Deep State covering up for one of their own.
Barr risks a DOJ wide rebellion if he goes against their wishes.
But based on the early reports about Horowitz’s investigation, there should be more criminal charges against Obama Deep State allies.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.