Barr Changes the Dynamic, The Threat of Obstruction of Justice by Larry C Johnson

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I do not believe in coincidence. I do not believe that it is a mere coincidence that these three events occurred late last night:

1. The investigation of the roots of the plot to destroy Donald Trump and his Presidency is now a criminal matter.

2. A letter from Inspector General Horowitz announcing that his report on the FISA fraud would be out shortly with no major redactions. 

3. The Government caved to Honey Badger Sidney Powell and allowed her to fully expose criminal conduct by Michael Flynn's prosecutors.

What is going on? Two words. Bill Barr. The Attorney General has pulled the trigger and altered the landscape in the Russiagate saga. Having been granted full authority by the President to declassify information, including intel from the CIA and the NSA, he has now acted in a powerful, but low key way.

The announcement that this is now a criminal investigation means that anyone, including FBI agents and CIA officers, who try to hold back information or hide information will be vulnerable to obstruction of justice charges. Criminal penalties attach.


Faced with possible charges of obstruction, FBI Director Christopher Wray and his sycophants last night folded like a cheap tent in a hurricane in terms of blocking release of the Inspector General report on FISA abuses. They also withdrew the FBI objections to the Exhibits that Sidney Powell had attached to her brief explaining why the FBI had engaged in criminal activity against her client, General Mike Flynn.

When Durham goes to the CIA, the DIA and the NSA asking questions and demanding documents they must cooperate or face criminal charges. That is the gamechanger. President Trump granted Bill Barr full authority to declassify any classified information. That includes anything collected by the CIA or the NSA. Neither intelligence agency can hide behind the claim that something is classified. If they try, they will face being charged with obstruction of justice.

Bill Barr has a spine of steel and plays by the book. He does not color outside the lines. I do not think the Deep State fully understands or appreciates the depth of peril they now face. The lies and the withholding of key documents that have been common practice over the last two and a half years will come to a screeching halt. At some point the lawyers for the media companies will wake up and realize that spreading lies on behalf of people facing criminal charges could expose them to obstruction charges as well.

That is what last night means.

Take John Brennan, for example. He is on the hook for perjury. While under oath before Congress Brennan denied any knowledge of the Hillary-financed Christopher Steele dossier prior to December 2016. But that is not true. Look for Brennan to be taking the fifth and saying goodby to his TV gig. This is only the beginning.

With respect to the devastating brief filed by Michael Flynn's attorney, Sidney Powell, I want to encourage you to read the piece penned by Sundance put up at The Conservative Treehouse. A great summary and a chance to read the actual documents yourself.

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43 Responses to Barr Changes the Dynamic, The Threat of Obstruction of Justice by Larry C Johnson

  1. notlurking says:

    Many of these characters should do the handcuff perp walk…have the champagne on reserve…

  2. Petrel says:

    A horrible nightmare draws to a close for so many patriots close to President Trump, beginning with General Mike Flynn.
    Thank you Larrry Johnson for explaining what a game-changer Barr’s opening a criminal investigation to be.

  3. Fred says:

    Three aces make a fine hand. It would be better to have four. I recommend Trump have Secretary of the Navy Spencer recall Admiral Mcraven to active duty and charge him with multiple violations of the UCMJ. That should put the military brass on notice that the jig is up and they better obey civilian authority, i.e. Trump, or they’ll be held to account.

  4. CK says:

    And just in time, Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee has declared that the Mueller Grand Jury materials must be turned over to the house Judiciary committee.

  5. Factotum says:

    Coincidence now also the Obama judge who just ruled the House impeachment “inquiry” committee has the right to all redacted Mueller report Grand Jury testimony. By next Wednesday.

  6. blue peacock says:

    Larry,
    The media spin will be Barr is acting as Trump’s personal enforcer and using the powers of the state to go after our great law enforcement and intel agencies while pursuing right wing conspiracy theories.
    In any case it seems there may be a race now between Nancy/Schiff & Barr/Durham.
    It will be interesting to see who flips first and how far Durham’s investigation goes and if it will go up the chain to answer the question what did Obama know and when? And more importantly if it will uncover collusion among foreign and domestic intelligence to interfere in an election and frame a president?

  7. h says:

    I echo what Larry is encouraging readers here to do, that is read ‘Honey Badger’s’ brief plus the footnotes. It’s splodey head material.
    What these mutts did to the rule of law is unsettling to the nth degree. Flynn is and was always innocent of the crappola charges. It’s all clearly communicated in her 37-page filing which also includes new detail with email communications, texts etc in her Exhibits.
    As for the Radical Deep State cabal, putting this country and all of her people through the hell they’ve created out of thin air, not to forget our allies, we MUST now demand a full-no-holds-bar airing of the entire caper/coup attempt. Let the chits fall where they will but they MUST fall. And they MUST pay dearly for the destruction to the countless innocent lives who were targeted and destroyed by their intentional malice. They MUST pay dearly for dividing the people of our country simply because they lost their power, their throne, their New World Order wet dream. And they MUST pay dearly for the sheer hell they’ve put Trump, Melania and all of their kids through as a family AND as our President.
    Go get em Barr and Durham! Americans stand beside you in your pursuit of justice.

  8. akaPatience says:

    I CANNOT believe the Strzok-Page texts revealing they’d altered the 302s for Gen. Flynn’s January 2017 FBI interview are JUST NOW coming to light. This occurred nearly THREE YEARS AGO! And it’s probably cost the general several hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. God only knows what it’s cost Americans in morale and treasure.
    I hope this is going to go a long way in diminishing the FBI’s chances of blaming its seditious conduct on the CIA, when it’s becoming more and more apparent that they were co-conspirators. Has anyone heard of any sanctimonious tweets from the self-righteous James Comey today???
    And leftists have the nerve to call Trump voters fascists… SMFH.

  9. Rick Merlotti says:

    Take John Brennan- to jail.

  10. Factotum says:

    Which is worse: Obama knew, or Obama did not know?

  11. h says:

    So true, that is THEY NEW THREE YEARS AGO this man did friggin nothing. NOTHING illegal. Yet like a bunch of rabid hyenas they attacked, attacked and attacked.
    In Powell’s 37-page brief she mentions that the good Lt Gen spent a million, A MILLION dollars, with the firm who was defending him prior to her being hired. This man didn’t have a million bucks laying around to defend himself by this wild pack of Lawfare nobodies.
    And don’t think for a moment Flynn is the only victim of this rabid Lawfare cabal. He’s not. Think about eight years of victims if not more and longer.

  12. Peter AU 1 says:

    Trump letting the Russiagate Mueller saga play out, everybody involved fully incriminating themselves, and now a very strong foundation for their takedown being quietly built.
    This will be interesting to watch. Trump may be a bit more than just his twitter and reality TV persona.

  13. Jim Ticehurst says:

    It Takes Awhile to gather everything needed for a Proper American Thanksgiving..But I Heard there will be Deep Dish and Mince Meat Pies..Put a Happy Face on That PUNKIN ..Charlie Brown..The Pilgrims have Returned..

  14. JamesT says:

    Not all of us leftists have been calling Trump voters fascists. Some of us have been pointing out that Trump voters have legitimate grievances, and that the DNC rigged the 2016 democratic primary.
    Aaron Mate is a leftist but he is both intelligent and principled:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kflDdp8z3uw

  15. Factotum says:

    Is the system working or not?
    They tried, they strong-armed yet they left loose threads that others were able to pull and start the unraveling no matter how tightly they tried to guard their secrets. It took a heavy 2×4 blow across the forehead, but the system is mainly still intact. t
    Thanks in no small part to the resiliency and communication networks located in the private side of life. This never passed the smell test and finally we are getting some breakthroughs. God bless America, warts and all. God Bless Judicial Watch who continues to play and extraordinary role, ensuring sunshine and the unfettered rule of law remains our best disinfectants.
    Thanks LJ for always keeping the light burning in the window of this great country.

  16. hunkerdown says:

    I would prefer he be taken on a helicopter ride, like most of the professional-managerial “left” as they arrogantly call themselves.

  17. Vegetius says:

    > the Deep State
    Never forget: Barr IS Deep State. Second gen. With converso familial connections to US intelligence/Jeffrey Epstein.

  18. Factotum says:

    You miss the point. The law eventually prevails over the person.

  19. Fred says:

    Blue,
    No justice, no peace! Trump’s a dictator just like we always said. Hilary to power! That media song and dance kind of went pshisssh with the Mueller report and year two of the still no impeachment vote Congress of Nancy and the Squad’s leadership.

  20. JohninMK says:

    Barr/Durham have a big advantage in the race, they have real laws like obstruction of justice and perjury backing them up. Nancy/Schiff don’t, unless their inquiry gets a full House vote.
    I’ve linked this tread back into The Conservative Treehouse.

  21. Vegetius says:

    >The law eventually prevails over the person.
    You can believe this after the WMD/Iraq hoax? After the fraud and corruption that caused the 2008 financial crisis?
    Wake up: Barr will never go after the Deep State.
    His job is to keep Trump in office, nail “a few bad apples” from the left-liberal wing of the uni-party to shut the coup-attempt down, and do this while making sure neither law nor justice gets near anything else.

  22. rocknny says:

    I will never in good conscious EVER believe anything the left has to say ever again. The crap the left has put this Country and this President through is unprecedented and ugly and should never have happened. My heart goes out to President Trump and his family for all the $hit they’ve gone through. WWG1WGA! Trump 2Q2Q!!

  23. Factotum says:

    Vegetius, you need to widen your information resources and read for comprehension; not confirmation bias.

  24. Factotum says:

    Did not Brennan go to Obama first with hair on fire with “information” so vital and so secret Obama was presented no other choice than to initiate an investigation? WaPo ran a CYA article about this early in 2017 – which is even more interesting now in retrospect.
    Obama phoned in most of his presidential obligations, so his signing off on this deep state coup is not really news. But the buck does stop with him as his administration scandals are now revealed. Who will depose Valerie Jarrett, who everyone knew was the Chief Excrement Polisher for Obama’s White House.
    No wonder the Democrats created out of whole cloth the longest running smokescreen ever committed – Mueller and Russiagate — just to keep the real deep state coup off the radar.

  25. Diana C says:

    Obama knew everything. I don’t know that through any sort of paper trail. I just know that it is his way of doing things.
    Just go back and follow his path from a community organizer to the White House. Actually follow his progress from a Choom Gang member in high school to the Presidency. He knew and allowed people to use him for their own political goals, all of which he approved of because of the disdain he had for America.
    I never could understand why every one thought he was such an excellent speaker. He was pompous and self-serving and self-absorbed. But if you said that about him, you were “racist.” The progressives have a lot to answer for because of his flunky followers and of those who were along for the ride to power and money.
    Some day maybe we will really get the first Black American President. Obama’s heart was never concerned about American citizens.

  26. different clue says:

    One hopes that Tucker Carlson can be convinced of the need for this, so that if Trump is still privately talking with Carlson then Carlson can convince Trump of the need for this.

  27. different clue says:

    It is mostly the COW leftists who are calling Trump voters fascists. The PE leftists are more and more dropping out of that parade.
    The PE leftist blog Naked Capitalism is sympathetic to Trump’s rule-of-law and target-of-a-coup position in this ongoing matter.

  28. different clue says:

    The left you refer to is the COW ( Coalition Of Wokenists) left. They are the demographically dominant left. The tattered remnants of the PE ( Political Economy) left are rigidly excluded from influence, media, etc. If you should ever want to hear from the PE left, you would have to seek them out in their lonely little micro-newsletters, random few blogs, etc.

  29. different clue says:

    Obama wasn’t even Black. Certainly not in any culture-American sense. He just learned to be very good at playing Black on TV and in front of audiences.

  30. different clue says:

    Not always. Certain Deeply Placed Groups of People engineered the Epstein assassination to make sure that no law ever came to bear in the Epstein case.
    And all the Upper Class and Overclass seekers after pedo-sex have no doubt been quietly advised of more discrete sources and places for them to find that for which they will still keep seeking.

  31. walrus says:

    Sidney reports a white house meeting on 5 Jan 2017 between Obama, Biden, Comey, Rice, Yates, Brennan and Clapper. (Page 11). That is where the treason starts. That was no “briefing” that was a meeting of the action group.

  32. Factotum says:

    My error – I was mixing up Weinstein with Epstein.

  33. Factotum says:

    Obama learned when to drop is “g’s” and claim he jus loved sweet pootatah pie.. and other cringeworthy, caricature “black” moments.

  34. Factotum says:

    Obama was gifted with a deep resonant voice, and used it to read, looking down imperiously from his nose, a teleprompter filled with someone else’s words. He was a fraud who just happened to be in the right place at the right time, coloring himself as white.

  35. Mark McCarty says:

    Which presumably means that, if Barr wants to know what our intelligence agencies know about Seth Rich and his alleged communications with principals of Wikileaks, he can do so. Now couldn’t THAT get interesting?!

  36. ex PFC Chuck says:

    “And don’t think for a moment Flynn is the only victim of this rabid Lawfare cabal. He’s not. Think about eight years of victims if not more and longer.”

    Think Julian Assange. It’s probably a vain hope to think this exposure of the deep state’s misdeeds will inhibit them from bending doing journalism into treason or whatever trumped up charge they’ll bring against him.

  37. different clue says:

    Weinstein is interesting for different reasons. He doesn’t deny the sex. He denies it was anything other than purely consensual.
    I am not a lawyer or even a paralegal. So I have no idea whether the following thought would offer something very real to charge Weinstein with or not.
    But here is my thought. Weinstein and his helpers were running a sexual extortion racket. ” Nice little career you got there. Such a shame if something was to happen to it.” He let the beautiful young job-seekers and career-pursuers know that declining to consent voluntarily to his voluntary offer of voluntary consensual sex would be career suicide for them.
    Would that look like sexual extortion to a Court? To a jury? Could it/ should it be prosecuted-for on that basis?

  38. different clue says:

    One hopes that Assange was not the only principal of Wikileaks to know about that.

  39. Amen to all the posts above..”their sins(lies) will find them out”…..

  40. that is me—Michael Geremia—banned from FB and Twitter….

  41. turcopolier says:

    Michael Geramia
    Are you waiting for the check to arrive? Why were you bsnned?

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