Joe DiGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia, seems to know what he’s talking about when it comes to the ins and outs of the whole Russiagate mess. What he says here seems to be dynamite.
Apparently the reason that the FBI is resisting Bob Barr’s request for information relating to the Russian “collusion” investigation is that they and the CIA had been illegally spying on Republicans since 2012. The ramifications are immense; if true, this makes Watergate look like a Laurel and Hardy movie. It would certainly explain the hysterics in the mainstream media (our informal Ministry of Truth) and the Democrats over Trump’s action to declassify the surveillance data.
It also highlights yet another reason why the Department of Homeland Security is a Frankenstein monster and a threat to every living American. The FBI used to be part of the Justice Department, so the Attorney General of the U.S. had direct authority over the FBI director. But because it’s now part of DHS, Christopher Wray can thumb his nose at Barr. He feels protected from Trump’s wrath because of all the uproar from Mintrue when Comey was canned.
If DiGenova is right, and Barr pursues this to its conclusion, it could wind up being a huge scandal that Minitrue might be unable to suppress.