Barr’s decision not to bring charges against Obama should not be seen as an exoneration

Barr’s decision not to bring charges against Obama should not be seen as an exoneration

[Ed. – You can also expect Obama to misuse the remarks as confirmation that there was not a ‘smidgen’ of corruption in his administration]

… [T]he media reporting will portray Barr’s latest comments as indicative of a rift between the AG and President Trump, whose latest “Obamagate” rhetoric frames Obama-era investigative abuses as “crime.” Barr’s remarks will also be applauded as an “exoneration” of Obama officials . … Barr’s comments will feature in the “nothing to see here” storyline, the press’s counter to stunning revelations about the baselessness of the Russia collusion narrative willfully peddled by Democrats, and the exploitation of counterintelligence powers — powers that are supposed to protect us from jihadists and hostile regimes — for partisan political purposes.

To the contrary, my sense is that the AG believes there is plenty to see and be outraged about. It simply may not be criminal.

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