Attorney General Bill Barr is changing the game and the gamesmanship in Washington D.C. so that want happened to President Donald Trump will not happen to another president — and that is going to make Democrats furious.
After the investigation into the alleged, and phony, allegations of ties between President Trump and Russia, officials in the FBI and Department of Justice kept blaming each other for the ridiculous probe.
But now the attorney general has changed the rules so there will have to be responsible if this ever happens to a presidential candidate again which will make it near impossible for sore loser Democrats to orchestrate something like this again.
“We’re considering a number of additional things,” he said in response to a question of what he will change in the FISA courts. “Chris Wray and I have discussed a number of possibilities.”
“One of the things that we’ve agreed on is that the opening of a counterintelligence investigation of a presidential campaign would be something that the director of the FBI would have to sign off on, and the attorney general would have to sign off on,” he said.
Barr made the comments days after FBI Director Wray said that he had regrets about the way that the FBI handled the investigation into President Trump’s campaign.
“The FBI has the utmost respect for this court, and deeply regrets the errors and omissions identified by the [Office of the Inspector General],” he said.
Wray said that the agency’s actions were “unacceptable and unrepresentative of the FBI as an institution.”
The FBI director proposed a number of changes on Jan. 10 that would allegedly prevent the same mistakes from happening again.
That came after Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded in his report that the FBI hid exculpatory evidence about Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, and did not disclose his relationship with another government agency in its quest to get a FISA warrant against him.
“We were concerned, however, that Department and FBI policies do not require that a senior Department official be notified prior to the opening of a particularly sensitive case such as this one,” he said in his report.
The FBI investigation was a sham from Day one, designed to damage the presidency of President Trump if he were to defeat Hillary Clinton, something most did not predict would happen.
And when he did win, the “insurance policy” was implemented and the Russia investigation was exposed, which then began the Mueller investigation.
When Special Counsel Robert Mueller said that there were no connections between the president and Russia the deep state and Democrats moved on to a phone call with the Ukrainian president to get their sham impeachment.
The FBI should never be used as a weapon against an opponent the way it was in the case of President Trump. And now Attorney General Barr has made it tougher for that to ever happen again.