Back in the middle of April I said that although William Barr appeared to be a typical apparatchik of the Washington Swamp, the fact that some of my fellow deplorables were strangely optimistic about the prospect of Barr prosecuting the upper echelons of the Obama administration over the Russia-gate did give me pause that maybe I was being too pessimistic about Barr.
Watching Barr’s testimony in the Senate last week was very illuminating. I’m starting to think I might be wrong about him. This did not appear to be a man who was interested in placating the Left. In fact, he seemed to be a man who was confidently intent on straightening out an intentionally tangled web of lies. And because of this he seems to be charting his own course for getting it done. Appearing before the Senate and not kowtowing to the lunatic left represented there by that inveterate liar Blumenthal and that idiot Hirono demonstrated that he’s not interested in currying favor. And cancelling the House questioning when he could see that they would use it to showboat their outrage in a chamber where Republicans would be powerless to prevent a spectacle was brilliant.
The cyclone of left-wing anger and fear this cancellation caused is a wonder to behold. Shortly after his Senate appearance, the New York Times published leaked information from the cabal to try and get ahead of revelations that they knew will be publicized by the various investigations going on in the Justice Department over the overt and unlawful spying that the FBI and its allies here and overseas conducted against members of the Trump campaign. This is obviously a consequence of the Swamp anticipating grand jury testimony by members of the Russia-gate conspirators. Possibly they are hoping to sway public opinion to the idea that what was done was reasonable and legal. And if the Attorney General were a risk-averse and politically sensitive member of the swamp this scripting would probably be an effective tactic. But what if instead of being risk-averse, Barr is a seasoned law enforcement professional and someone who doesn’t like to be manipulated. And what if he is aware of just how much power and discretion the Attorney General of the United States is granted in the pursuit of high crimes and misdemeanors perpetrated against the U. S. Constitution? And further what if he knows that the President of the United States has been the victim of a railroading exercise and that said President is a vindictive bastard who would like nothing better than to nail his enemies’ hides to the barn door? Well, that could be a very interesting situation.
Now that is a very long list of suppositions. The biggest one is that William Barr is actually courageously patriotic enough to take on the entire Deep State for Donald Trump with whom he has no past allegiance. Many of the conspirators Barr would be exposing are colleagues that he has known for decades. And unless his life has been preternaturally spotless, he will be assaulted by every newspaper and television journalist that can be drafted into service by the Swamp. And even if he is as pure as the driven snow, they will attack his friends and family and if necessary, they will get crazy people to perjure themselves claiming every crime from rape and murder down to shoplifting and jaywalking. In the last extremity I wouldn’t put murder past these people. So, I still think it is entirely possible that Barr will be the firewall to shut down the Mueller investigation without the Deep State paying a price.
But I’m much less certain of it. In fact, I’m becoming more optimistic that Donald Trump has finally found an Attorney General who knows how to perform that job. And that should become apparent within the next month or two. It won’t take too long for grand juries to be convened. If I see that happening before the Fourth of July, I’ll believe that Barr is for real. What happens after that is less clear cut. I think there is a range of possibilities.
The first possibility is that the Deep State has their own firewall in place. To anyone with even a scintilla of discernment Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe have the words “fall guy” emblazoned across their foreheads in flashing red letters. I think it’s even possible that they’ve willingly volunteered for the assignment. Strzok just seems too gleefully eager to play the part he’s been assigned. If the two of them fall on their swords and accept the blame for the whole mess then it will be difficult to prove otherwise. Of course, I wouldn’t doubt that their families would somehow receive some kind of quid pro quo in the form of a multi-million-dollar kick starter paid for by the Clinton Foundation or some other crime family money laundering operation.
But if either one of them is not a willing fall guy then squeezing one or both of them will be extremely efficacious. If McCabe turns state’s evidence then Comey, at least, is dead meat. And after watching Jim Comey over the last few years I would be very surprised if he didn’t roll over and give up everyone involved up to and including his boss, Loretta Lynch. After that, who knows? Could these people be rolled up all the way to Obama. I guess it’s possible. But a thing that has to be remembered is that just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be. Convicting a former Attorney General of the United States of conspiracy to undermine the election of a U. S. President would be tantamount to starting a civil war between the left and right. And I’m not saying it would be unjustified. Basically, what has been done is treason. But the consequences of pursuing this all the way will not be without severe consequences for both sides. Without a doubt, some limits may be imposed by the President and his Cabinet if they think it will be too explosive to pursue the white rabbit all the way down into Wonderland. But if these swamp creatures talk, the results will be at the very least assurance of a second Trump term.
Okay, that’s a lot of supposition to hang on William Barr, at this point. Let’s see what he does in the next eight weeks and that should tell us what we need to know about the conclusion of the Russia-gate hoax. Stay tuned.