Attorney General Bill Barr made a disappointing announcement on Monday regarding the ObamaGate scandals. Despite revelations from U.S. Attorney General John Durham’s examination of the Trump-Russia probe, Barr expressed reservations that either former U.S. President Barack Obama or his accomplice, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, will be investigated for possible crimes.
Barr said, “As for President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level of involvement based on what I know, I don’t expect Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern of potential criminality is focused on others.”
It has been revealed that the Obama Administration knew that the Christopher Steele dossier was doubtful. However, this did not stop the FBI from using the dossier in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act courts to deceitfully obtain warrants to spy on various Trump Team members, including Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and George Papadopoulos.
The evidence was so overwhelming that President Donald Trump originated a new term, ‘ObamaGate.’ The hashtag exploded over Twitter for several days, despite Big Tech trying to harness the term.
Yesterday was a BIG day for Justice in the USA. Congratulations to General Flynn, and many others. I do believe there is MUCH more to come! Dirty Cops and Crooked Politicians do not go well together!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2020
Reactions to Barr
There has been a mixed bag of reactions to Barr’s questionable decision. Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, who has been thoroughly investigating misdeeds of the Obama Administration, slammed Barr the hardest, accusing the decision of a ‘Deep State mission accomplished.’ On May 16, Fitton had previously tweeted that ‘Obamagate was never about Russia.’ Fitton believes that Trump was targeted to protect Obama, Hillary Clinton, Biden, John Brennan and the rest to the Democratic gang of political thugs.
#Obamagate was never about Russia. Targeting of @RealDonaldTrump served to protect Hillary Clinton (and now Obama, Biden, McCabe, Brennan, Comey, Schiff, etc) and their enablers/co-conspirators in Obama admin from prosecution. @JudicialWatch pic.twitter.com/9Oc8G45gmo
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 16, 2020
Obviously, President Trump was “surprised” that Barr does not foresee any criminal prosecution of either Obama or Biden.
On Monday, Trump told reporters, “I think if it was me, they would do it. I think for them, maybe they’re not going to. I’m surprised because Obama knew everything that was happening. I think it’s just a continuation of a double standard. I am surprised by it.”
On the other hand, the left is ecstatic over Barr’s remarks. The liberal media has been decrying ‘ObamaGate’ as a ‘conspiracy theory,’ as they persuade their listeners into assuming there is no evidence regarding the Obama Administration illegal activities. Leftist Politico boasted that Barr’s remarks threw “cold water on Trump’s ‘ObamaGate’ campaign.”
However, there are some that believe that there is more to Barr’s comments. Conservative pundit Bill Mitchell shrewdly noted that “Barr didn’t say Obama and Biden are innocent.”
Remember, Barr didn't say Obama and Biden are innocent. He said, "based upon what he knows now, neither would be indicted."
In other words, he defused a potential Obama martyrdom for Democrats while actually committing to nothing.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 18, 2020
Mitchell’s Tweet is something to ponder. Maybe, Barr’s words were calculated in anticipation for potential surprises for the Democratic criminals.