It’s time to Break It Down!
As Baseball winds its way toward the 2020 World Series, perhaps the phrase, no runs, no hits, no errors, is one that best describes the outcome of the Trump/Barr unmasking investigation…A.K.A. Obamagate. Mr. Trump and his loyalists have breathlessly gone on for months on end about the pending collapse of Obama’s house of cards. This, at last, was to be the be-all-end-all of this particular Trump crusade. He has had a few. This one, like its predecessors appears to have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang. To absolutely no rational thinking person’s surprise, I might add. Here’s the deal, summarized:
Per the Washington Post (10/13/20)
“The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.”
“The revelation that U.S. Attorney John Bash, who left the department last week, had concluded his review without criminal charges or any public report will rankle President Trump at a moment when he is particularly upset at the Justice Department. The department has so far declined to release the results of Bash’s work, though people familiar with his findings say they would likely disappoint conservatives who have tried to paint the “unmasking” of names — a common practice in government to help understand classified documents — as a political conspiracy.”
“The end of Bash’s case is similar to that of a review conducted by John Huber, the U.S. attorney in Utah, who was asked in November 2017 by Sessions to look into concerns raised by Trump and his allies in Congress that the FBI had not fully pursued cases of possible corruption at the Clinton Foundation and during Clinton’s time as secretary of state. The Post reported in January that the inquiry had effectively ended with no tangible results. In the months that followed, Trump bemoaned the state of the inquiry on Twitter, asserting that Huber “did absolutely NOTHING.””
That’s all folks. Obamagate: Nada, Nil, Nothing, Not Even a Report!
I’m done; holla back!
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