(Tea Party 247) – The Democrats are in an absolute panic. After all of their schemes to bring down President Trump have utterly failed, they have found it is they who are now under the microscope. Of course, in an effort to avoid being outed for the lying, conniving criminals that they are, they’ve called for an “emergency investigation” into the investigation on them. You really just can’t make this stuff up.
On Friday, the Democratic chairs of four House committees asked the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to open an investigation into U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe of the Obama administration’s Trump-related intelligence activities.
“We write to ask that you open an emergency investigation into whether U.S. Attorney General William Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and other Department of Justice political appointees are following DOJ’s longstanding policy to avoid taking official actions or other steps that could improperly influence the upcoming presidential election,” the Democrats wrote to Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general.
The letter was signed by Reps. Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren and Carolyn Maloney, who lead the House Judiciary, Intelligence, House Administration and Oversight Committees, respectively.
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The House letter is the latest in a Democrat-led effort to call the legitimacy of the Durham investigation into question. On Thursday, the 10 Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Horowitz to open a similar investigation into the legality of the Durham probe.
Democrats are questioning the legal authority of the investigation, and whether Durham is allowed to release a public report of the probe before the election.
“Attorney General Barr has signaled repeatedly that he is likely to allow DOJ to take prosecutorial actions, make public disclosures, and even issue reports before the presidential election in November. Such actions clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically,” the Democrats wrote.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee shot back at the letter, saying that Democrats “are absolutely terrified” of the Durham probe and what it might uncover.
House Democrats are absolutely terrified.
They know Barr and Durham are cleaning up the what the Obama/Biden DOJ left behind.
And the results won’t be pretty for them. https://t.co/8OxFZL23qN
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) September 18, 2020
“They know Barr and Durham are cleaning up the what the Obama/Biden DOJ left behind,” the Republicans wrote. “And the results won’t be pretty for them.”
Durham is conducting a sprawling investigation into FBI, CIA and other U.S. agencies’ Trump-related actions during the 2016 presidential campaign and beyond.
The investigation has dug further into the findings of an IG report that Horowitz issued on Dec. 9 that said that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in order to obtain warrants against Carter Page.
Many of the errors Horowitz identified involved the FBI’s handling of the Steele dossier.
Democrats have contended that the Durham investigation is a witch hunt, which is ironic enough on its own, but one former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, has pleaded guilty and admitted to altering a June 2017 email from a CIA analyst in regards to Carter Page.
The Democrats are citing concern that the results of the investigation will influence the upcoming election but Barr contends that it will not since Joe Biden is not a target of the investigation.
Barr did say in an Aug. 13 interview that he expects “significant” developments in the investigation to come out before the election.
We can only hope so. Though it wouldn’t matter if Barack Obama himself was brought down as a result of the investigation. All that liberals care about is “orange man bad.” The investigation truly will have no influence on the coming election.