President Trump went off after hearing a report concerning Attorney General William Barr speaking to Republicans and informing them not to get their hopes up about further developments from U.S. Attorney John Durham before the 2020 election.
The president apparently heard this for the first from news reported by Axios during a virtual rally with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
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“If that’s the case, I’m very disappointed. I think it’s a terrible thing, and I’ll say it to his face,” Trump said.
“That’s a disgrace. I think it’s a disgrace. It’s an embarrassment,” he added. “I had to beat off the phony Mueller report. I had to beat off all this stuff. I had to beat off impeachment. I had to beat off Congress.”
In what has been dubbed the “Obamagate” controversy, Trump’s supporters believe top officials in the Obama administration sought to sabotage Trump’s candidacy in 2016 and later his presidency, and many of them have called for indictments.
Durham was appointed by Barr a year and a half ago to review the conduct of federal intelligence and law enforcement associated with the investigation into ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. The federal prosecutor’s investigation has produced one criminal case. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty in August to a false statements charge for fraudulently altering a CIA email during the process of the bureau seeking a court’s permission to renew an order to wiretap a former Trump campaign adviser.
Trump went on to tell Limbaugh that a report should have come out “two years ago.”
A lot of folks will be angry over this particular tidbit from Barr. We’ve all seen the evidence mounting against Democrats who have spent the last three years and maybe more undermining the will of the American people by trying to influence the outcome of an election.
It’s well past time for some heads to roll and people be held accountable for this nonsense.