Steven Ahle| OPINION| It is being reported that Bill Barr’s handpicked investigator, US Attorney John Durham is investigating whether the Obama administration manipulated evidence to hide the fact that Obama’s emails were hacked by multiple foreign governments.
That would explain why Comey was so anxious to exonerate Hillary before anyone found out about Obama….if true.
The New York Times reported:
Questions asked by Mr. Durham, who was assigned by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize the early actions of law enforcement and intelligence officials struggling to understand the scope of Russia’s scheme, suggest that Mr. Durham may have come to view with suspicion several clashes between analysts at different intelligence agencies over who could see each other’s highly sensitive secrets.
Mr. Durham appears to be pursuing a theory that the C.I.A., under its former director John O. Brennan, had a preconceived notion about Russia or was trying to get to a particular result — and was nefariously trying to keep other agencies from seeing the full picture lest they interfere with that goal.
Durham is allegedly looking into how the CIA (John Brennan) determined that the Russians were trying to aid Donald Trump and not just sowing the seeds of chaos on the election as usual.
The Times added:
A foreign ally’s intelligence service had obtained its own copy of the stolen messages and provided drives with another reproduction of them to the United States government. Investigators, including at the F.B.I., wanted to look at those files.
They argued that the Russian hackers’ chosen focus while the Kremlin’s election interference operation was gearing up might shed light on that operation.
But an index of the messages compiled by the unnamed foreign ally showed that they included emails from President Barack Obama as well as members of Congress.
Mr. Obama’s White House counsel, W. Neil Eggleston, decided that investigators should not open the drives, citing executive privilege and the possibility of a separation-of-powers uproar if the F.B.I. sifted through lawmakers’ private messages.