In an interview with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs this week, President Donald Trump said that the public would soon be privy to the results of an ongoing investigation from the Justice Department. For the past year, Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham have been conducting a thorough review of the Obama administration’s Trump/Russia probe, and observers believe that Barr may be ready to release the results of that investigation prior to the election.
In the interview, Trump said that the public will be astonished to see the depths of the misconduct.
“I caught them, we caught them spying, using the intelligence apparatus of our country to spy on an opponent or an opposing party’s campaign both before and after the election,” Trump said. “I don’t want to get overly involved, but I do hear it is breathtaking what they found. That’s all I can say, breathtaking. And hopefully it will come out soon. But it is beyond what anybody ever thought even possible.”
Speaking to Fox News’s Laura Ingraham in April, Barr hinted at the same idea. The attorney general said the investigation had uncovered much more evidence of wrongdoing – and intent – than was revealed by Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s internal review of the Department of Justice.
“What happened to [Trump] was one of the greatest travesties in American history,” Barr said. “Without any basis, they started this investigation of his campaign, and even more concerning, actually, is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president to sabotage the presidency – or at least have the effect of sabotaging the presidency.
“My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr continued. “There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”
In comments later that week, legal analyst Greg Jarrett, who has written extensively about the Russia hoax, said that Barr’s comments may suggest that criminal charges are coming against come of the figures who were involved in the Trump campaign probe.
“He said this is more than mistakes and sloppiness. This was sabotage against the president,” Jarrett noted. “I don’t think he would have said that unless he was briefed about the evidence gathered by John Durham, so potentially, you’re looking at abuse of power, deprivation of rights under color of law, fraud, perjury, and false statements.”
It won’t be long before we find out. Could be that a few people – Comey, Brennan, Strzok, to name a few – will be facing a very difficult fall.
In both senses of the word.