According to Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, Attorney General Bill Barr is tipping his hand at the scale of indictments likely coming down from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Justice Department’s Russia Investigation.
Jarrett told Fox News host Sean Hannity that Barr had been hinting at the charges John Durham may bring against law enforcement and intelligence officials in his criminal investigation.
“He said this is more than mistakes and sloppiness,” Jarret said referring to Barr’s statements in a recent interview. “This was sabotage against the president.”
Jarrett then gave insight into what Barr was implying.
“I don’t think he would have said that unless he was briefed about the evidence gathered by John Durham,” Jarrett said. “So, potentially you’re looking at abuse of power, deprivation of rights under color of law, fraud, perjury, and false statements.”
Indeed, Barr has been more than clear he is sympathetic with President Donald Trump’s frustration over how the previous Russia investigation was handled.
Barr went so far as to tell Laura Ingraham that President Trump had “every right” to be upset with the FBI counterintelligence investigation.
“What happened to [Trump] was one of the greatest travesties in American history,” Barr stated. “Without any basis, they started this investigation of his campaign, and even more concerning, actually, is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president to sabotage the presidency — or at least have the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”
Barr pointed out that the problems with the investigation are not small or trivial:
My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness. There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.
Sources close to Durham’s investigation have noted that the focus has been increasingly focused on former CIA Director John Brennan.
According to the Washington Examiner, Durham is “looking into highly sensitive issues, including whether Brennan took politicized actions to pressure the rest of the intelligence community to match his conclusions about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivations.”