Immediately, Democrats angered by Barr’s refusal to accede to their demands and postpone the press conference until they first had a chance to review the 448-page report began to label his presentation as nothing more than “spin” to ‘protect’ the president from the report’s more damning allegations, whatever those are.
Got it. With the collusion narrative up in smoke and the fact that POTUS did not “obstruct justice” in any way, shape, or form (lest Mueller would have recommended charging the president), Democrats are the ones who actually have to spin Mueller’s lack of findings for their own deranged base, whom they have been lying to for more than two years.
That said, you may recall we noted earlier this month that House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said he is set to file criminal referrals with AG Barr pertaining to how the ‘investigation’ into the Trump campaign began in the first place, who was responsible for initiating it and why, as well as who was involved in keeping the probe alive — and for what purpose. (Related: PROOF the “establishment media” was in on “Spygate” plot to overthrow POTUS Trump: DoJ lawyer got bogus “Russia dossier” from Mother Jones reporter.)
Barr himself said during recent testimony that he wants to get to the bottom of why and how the Trump investigation began. “As I said in my confirmation hearing, I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” he said April 10.
All of which helps explain the panic among sitting Democrats and their fake news media allies who helped perpetuate the collusion/obstruction hoax for years now and have lent great assistance to the seditious behavior of the Democrat-aligned Deep State.
But a statement from Brad Parscale, POTUS Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, will send the #NeverTrump crowd into orbit — or to the nearest emergency room for some blood pressure medication.
“President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again. Now the tables have turned, and it's time to investigate the liars who instigated this sham investigation into President Trump, motivated by political retribution and based on no evidence whatsoever,” said Parscale.
Noting that there is “no denying” that the president’s 2016 campaign was spied on by the Obama regime — otherwise, what would have been the purpose of getting the first FISA warrant? — Parscale added “that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were, the Obama-era DOJ and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people.”
He finished his statement with this warning: “Justice will be served.”
And it very much should be.
During his recent testimony, Barr told a Senate panel he believes “spying did occur” against the 2016 Trump campaign, but that for now, he is reserving judgment as to whether it “adequately predicated” — meaning legally justified.
What he said next, however, is a money quote: “I feel I have an obligation to make sure that government power was not abused.”
Bingo. He does, and from where we sit, at least, it was.
If Barr accepts Parscale’s ‘challenge’ to go after the abusers, and if he acts on Nunes’ criminal referrals, even if he eventually gets some convictions, they won’t change the minds of tens of millions of delusional Americans because they are so politically polarized.
That shouldn’t change his mind, however. Because if Americans were involved in a seditious effort to overthrow President Trump, refusing to punish them will only inspire a second attempt. And then another. Until eventually a president is deposed and our entire system collapses.