(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Even though a leftist-tainted jury gave Democrat bagman Michael Sussmann a free pass in his trial for lying to federal agents, former Attorney General Bill Barr said it was a success because it exposed the inherent corruption of the Clintons and the FBI.
Barr praised special prosecutor John Durham, even though the legal fight was lost in court, because he uncovered the extent to which Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and its allies were spreading the Russian collusion narrative during the final months of the election, as well as the FBI’s conduct, Barr told Fox News.
“I’m very proud of John Durham. And I do take responsibility for his appointment,” Barr said.
“I think he and his team did an exceptionally able job both digging out very important facts and presenting a compelling case to the jury.”
In court, Sussmann was charged with lying to the FBI. Barr said that Durham “accomplished something more important” than putting Sussmann behind the bars by revealing the “truth” in two ways.
“First, I think he crystallized the central role played by the Hillary campaign and launching as a dirty trick the whole Russiagate collusion narrative and fanning the flames of it,” Barr said.
“And, second, I think he exposed really dreadful behavior by the supervisors in the FBI, the senior ranks of the FBI, who knowingly used this information to start an investigation of Trump and then duped their own agents by lying to them and refusing to tell them what the real source of that information was. And that was appalling.”
When Fox host Jesse Watters pointed out the frustration of regular people who “feel like they were cheated out of the accountability” when justice wasn’t served, Barr said that “there are two standards of the law” and that the prosecution team had done a really good job.
“People have done, I think, a very good job trying to develop this case in the face of very strong headwinds,” he said.
“If we can get [achievable] convictions, then John Durham will achieve them. But the other aspect of this is to get the story out. And I think the Danchenko prosecution is going to further amplify these themes and the role that the FBI leadership played in this, which is increasingly looking fishy and explicable.”