The California congressman who’s the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has just shown his cards, he’s getting nervous.
Attorney General William Barr tasked US Attorney John Durham to launch a criminal inquiry of into the federal Russia investigation. Schiff said that he is concerned about what might come forward in the weeks to come.
“One of the concerns I have with Bill Barr is that the worst is yet to come. I mean, he’s got a terrible, destructive track record as it is, and it may get worse in the coming days,” Schiff said in a recent episode of the Talking Feds podcast. “But what we have seen largely is Barr’s intervention to protect the president.”
Schiff mentioned how Barr has exposed some of the shady tactics Robert Mueller’s team used and revealed the corruption behind officials setting up Michael Flynn and Roger Stone.
“What we have not yet had full visibility on is not Barr’s use of the shield to protect corruption writ large of his boss, Donald Trump, but the sword,” Schiff continued. “How he may be using the power of the Justice Department through Durham or others to go after the president’s enemies. And in many respects, that is a far greater, more serious abuse of the power of the Justice Department than his use of the shield.”
Schiff has always complained about being in the dark about what Durham has been up to. Now that Obama and Biden have both been exposed for unmasking General Flynn Schiff seems to be getting even more nervous.
“And so I continue to be concerned with the president, who is tweeting about how Obama and Biden should go to prison, that Bill Barr may be preparing the use of the sword in a politicized and dangerous and desperate way,” Schiff said.
Barr has often noted that he does not think Obama or Biden will be targeted in Durham’s investigation and said that this won’t be an October surprise either.
“This cannot be, and it will not be, a tit-for-tat exercise. We are not going to lower our standards to achieve a particular result,” the attorney general said in May. Barr told Fox News last month he anticipates “developments” in Durham’s criminal investigation by the end of the summer.
Good, so it will be a September surprise then.
Rep. Devin Nunes pointed out one good thing about Durham’s team…
“The one good thing so far that we’ve learned about this Durham investigation is that Durham isn’t talking. People on his team aren’t talking,” California Rep. Devin Nunes said during a Fox News interview last month. “I think that’s a good sign that this is a real, legitimate investigation that’s occurring.”
And that is precisely what has Schiff so concerned.