The deep state is in deep trouble. Attorney General William Barr said he believes there was spying on the Trump campaign and he wants to know how and why it happened. Now he's getting some help from Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.
As you may recall, the House Intelligence Committee, under then-Chairman Nunes, conducted its own investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And like Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Intelligence Committee also found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In the course of its work, House investigators took testimony from many witnesses and government officials. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr yesterday, Rep. Nunes said that he is referring eight individuals to the Justice Department for criminal investigations.
Nunes's letter does not identify who is being referred. But the congressman told Fox News that the alleged crimes included conspiracy, leaks, perjury and obstruction.
Rosenstein Defends Barr
One of the great frustrations for many conservatives over the last two years is that we still don't know who the good guys and bad guys are in the bureaucracy. Take Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, for example.
After former Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, Rosenstein assumed responsibility for the Russia collusion investigation. It was Rod Rosenstein who wrote the memo justifying the firing of FBI Director James Comey. But it was also Rod Rosenstein who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller after Trump fired Comey.
Rosenstein was reportedly part of the cabal that considered removing Trump under the 25th Amendment. He even suggested he might "wear a wire" to secretly record the president. And when reports emerged that Trump wanted to fire Rosenstein, the left rose up to defend him.
Well, today Rod Rosenstein is defending Attorney General William Barr from the left's latest conspiracy theory that the Justice Department is engaged in a cover-up of the Mueller report. Rosenstein told the Wall Street Journal:
"[Barr's] being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he's trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre. It would be one thing if you put out a letter and said, 'I'm not going to give you the report.'
"What he said is, 'Look, it's going to take a while to process the report. In the meantime, people really want to know what's in it. I'm going to give you the top-line conclusions.' That's all he was trying to do."
Speaking at a cybersecurity convention yesterday, fired FBI Director James Comey objected to Attorney General William Barr's use of the term "spying" to describe what Comey did to Donald Trump's campaign. He said:
"With respect to Barr's comments, I really don't know what he's talking about when he talks about spying on the campaign. It's very concerning because the FBI, the Department of Justice conduct court-ordered electronic surveillance. I have never thought of that as spying."
To help Mr. Comey with his confusion, I've decided to add him to my Christmas list this year. I'm going to send Comey a dictionary. Synonyms for "spying" include: "bugging," "wiretapping" and "surveillance." And that's exactly what happened.
The radical left is going after Brett Kavanaugh again. They know given future events -- the 2020 elections, the health of current Supreme Court justices -- that the left may well be on the verge of losing control of the Supreme Court and they are not going quietly.
Twenty-six radical groups are demanding that House liberals on the Judiciary and Oversight Committees investigate Kavanaugh, hoping to find something, anything that would justify impeaching him.
Their letter hilariously claims that "Senate Republicans jettisoned all procedural norms and abandoned any sense of fairness" during last year's confirmation hearings. As usual, the left has it exactly backwards!
This latest attack on Kavanaugh is typical of the left, which refuses to accept the results of the election and Trump's right to appoint judges.
And don't think the left will stop at Kavanaugh. They will continue to intimidate Chief Justice John Roberts, who is very sensitive to the court's reputation, by calling it a "right-wing" and "extremist" institution.
Progressives have all kinds of ideas about how they can nullify the election and Kavanaugh's appointment. They want to pack the court with liberal justices, and they suddenly support term limits too.
We will see what the House does. Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has previously suggested he's open to impeaching Justice Kavanaugh. Sadly, it seems the left is much more likely to condemn one of the three branches of government than it is to condemn an anti-Semite like Ilhan Omar, who hates Israel.
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