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Daily Recap — May 13

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Barr Makes His Move

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AG Bill Barr is putting some meat on the bones of his words, taking a concrete step today toward getting to the bottom of just how this whole Russia hoax began.

According to reports, he’s tapped US Attorney John Durham from Connecticut to assist his review of the genesis of the 2016 Russia investigation and whether it was appropriate. Durham will also be examining intelligence-collection methods (read: entrapment and spy infiltration) to determine legality.

It appears that Barr picked the right guy, as Durham’s career has been one of pursuing internal corruption within the government, including basic law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and even the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.

This is the latest sign that Barr takes seriously the potential crimes of the secret coochie cap society who took it upon themselves to take out an “insurance policy” against our duly elected president. Given the other probes ongoing into this matter, he could have easily sat back and considered the matter as being handled. But he didn’t. Instead, he reached out all the way to Connecticut to handpick a prosecutor with a wealth of experience investigating (and finding) government corruption.

That’s, like, a big deal.

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, is examining the circumstances surrounding the surveillance warrant and subsequent renewal applications on former wannabe Trump aide Carter Page. And the US attorney in Utah, John Huber, was tasked with looking into allegations that the FBI abused its surveillance powers, among other issues related to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation.

Horowitz’s inquiry is expected to wrap up in June, whereas no timeline has been given for Huber’s show. I’d love to say I have great confidence in those probes but frankly, I don’t. And that makes this latest move by Barr so important.

Now, we do what we’ve been doing since PDT was sworn into office. We wait, and hope.

But this time, thanks to Bill Barr, our hope is far more justified.

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