How many Obama cronies will fail the Barr?

Attorney General William Barr dropped a bombshell in front of a Senate panel Wednesday saying he believes the Trump campaign was spied upon during the 2016 presidential election.

Readers of Gray’s Economy are probably saying it’s about time, since I have written this story a number of times.

“I think spying did occur.” Barr testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, adding that “Spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”

On Tuesday before a House panel Barr hinted at the spying accusation. He stated he set up a team to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

On Wednesday, Barr walked back his remarks about setting up a team for an investigation of the FBI and appeared to be looking only at the ex-Director James Comey’s office and his staff.

“This is not launching an investigation of the FBI,” he stressed. “Frankly, to the extent there were issues at the FBI, I do not view it as a problem of the FBI. I think it was probably a failure of the group of leaders — the upper echelons of the FBI. I think the FBI is an outstanding organization and I am very pleased Director Chris Wray is there.”

Barr’s testimony on spying is a prelude to the release of Justice Department watchdog Michael Horowitz’s report on FISA court abuses coming in a few weeks.

However a word search on New York Times web site at 7am Thursday morning shows no  Barr story on the homepage detailing his testimony. I find that very interesting news judgement.

The Attorney General — under oath in front of the Senate committee — states that a presidential campaign was spied upon by the outgoing administration and there is no mention of it on the nytimes.com homepage.

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Mueller’s report will not lead to full FISA declass. It just can’t.

What does the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report sometime this week mean for the nation? Will it heal the schism? NO.

Look at the reaction by the Democrats already in Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not want to be briefed on the report by Attorney General Bill Barr, Rep. Adam Schiff is already calling for an investigation into Mueller, without even seeing the report.

No, the Mueller report will cause deeper rifts, with far left pols and pundits grasping at straws.

Nowhere did I see in the Sunday editions of the New York Times or Washington Post the hundreds of column inches of corrections required to amend all the stories written about how the Mueller report was going to lead to a Trump impeachment.

The general public is unaware of this duplicity by the alt left. They may have heard there was no Russian collusion with the Trump campaign while watching the NCAA March Madness basketball games, but the media is still playing up the plea deals that came out of the Mueller probe.

All those convictions dealing with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and the rest, were for crimes committed before the president decided to run for office and had no connection to the campaign.

Now those in the know on the right are clambering for the release of the unredacted FISA applications, which will lead to showing the real collusion, which began in late 2015, when the Obama White House through CIA Director John Brennan and DIA chief James Clapper set up a spying operation on Trump using British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand spy operations.

A limited FISA release with all the communications between DOJ and FBI will probably come out a next month in support of the President not stonewalling the investigation despite of the bias of the probers. It will further inform on how all these characters were anti-Trump and working furiously to find a connection between Trump and Russia.

However, I don’t believe the full FISA declassification will happen anytime soon. It’s a can of worms that no one wants to unleash given the revelations of treason and sedition contained within the documents themselves and by implication and direct testimony leads directly to Obama’s Oval Office.

Certainly it will be held over the heads of all those involved and used to the best advantage, but I do not think most of the revelations contained will see the sunlight anytime soon.

If I am correct on this we will soon see Joe Biden announce his candidacy. He is waiting for a deal to be cut before throwing his hat into the ring officially.

Beware the Ides, Et tu, Q-ute

Thursday was an extremely busy day for drops on the board. I will briefly speak about most of them.

Disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok’s Capitol Hill testimony was released. Between his and ex-lover Lisa Page, who was a FBI lawyer, we see the “collusion” on their part to frame candidate Trump and spy on President-elect Trump.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s deputy Andrew Weissman leaving after two years of probing Trump and finding nothing.

Rod Rosenstein’s debrief is complete, meaning he will be stepping down very soon.

Attorney General William Barr is very “disgusted” by what he has discovered went on in Obama’s DOJ and FBI against Trump and his campaign. We are told a press conference laying out many of criminal charges will be coming soon.

We learned from Nellie Ohr’s Congressional testimony that she was in fact a CIA agent while working with Christopher Steele on the Russian Dossier for Fusion/GPS.

We have two key executives announcing they are leaving Facebook after arguing with Mark Zuckerberg. The exits of No.3 FB exec and head of WhatsApp comes one day after a global blackout and just days after news breaks of the connection between LifeLog — a DARPA project — and Facebook.

A drop on the mosque shooting in New Zealand where 49 people died said be vigilant. If you see something, say something. The bad actors are looking for a way to change the narrative.

So plenty of news and we are told today is Friday. It’s the Ides of March, so Et tu, Q-ute

Busy week: Huawei arrest, funeral dread and Whitaker’s relief appearance

There is so much going on this week I feel its appropriate to do what’s called a notes column on multiple news events.

The liberal left media is screaming about Trump’s DOJ requesting Canadian authorities to arrest China’s Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou for the company’s violating Iran sanctions by trading with the country.

Why is this not Trump doing what is right against a firm that has been linked to spying on US citizens and stealing technology from American tech firms without paying royalties for the use.

No the media are saying Trump is trying to ignite further trade wars with China, which is taking down the stock market. If Trump did nothing it would then be China collusion.

Can’t win


Did you see some of the video of George H W Bush’s funeral on Wednesday?

There is a clip of Hillary Clinton opening up her program and an envelope falls out of it. She opens it and two seconds later puts it back in the envelope. Former President Jimmy Carter sitting next to her looks into his booklet to see if he has an envelope, which he did not, and asks his wife Rosalynn and she shakes her head no.

Then there is a clip of George W Bush’s wife Laura looking at a similar envelope given to her by her husband as her face grows dark. She shows her brother-in-law Jeb and his face goes from a slight smile to that of dread as his shoulders fall into his body.

Not sure what these notes said, but I’m sure it was not condolences.But we can assume the note was very short, due to the quickness of the readers reactions.

These were targeted messages to Hillary Clinton and Bush II, which was allowed to be inserted into their programs by their Secret Service detail.


The White House leaked Thursday that President Trump is considering nominating William Barr to be the next Attorney General.

Suggesting that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s tenure will be similar to Anthony Scaramucci’s role as White House Director of Communications for 10 days to blow it up and get some troublesome staff to leave.

Whitaker will do the needed declassification of the FISA documents perhaps and then turn the office over to Barr who served as AG under Bush II.

It’s funny, I wasn’t aware that the president was a baseball fan, but he uses some staff as specialty relief pitchers, who come in to face one batter (or problem) and then leave the game.