The Obama Administration carried out a stunning abuse of power.
And they were hoping to keep Americans in the dark about it.
There’s a horrifying secret that Barack Obama is begging to keep hidden.
An Obama-era spokesman for the Justice Department is claiming that special counsel John Durham should not have the final say in his investigation because it might “unfairly tarnish” FBI officials.
The FBI used unproven data paid for by Hillary Clinton as justification to spy on members of the Trump campaign and lied in FISA court in order to get warrants. Their reputation should be tarnished but Matthew Miller, who was director of the Justice Department’s public affairs office from 2009 to 2011, is hoping that Attorney General Merrick Garland could review and possibly censor the results of the probe.
The comments come after a Virginia federal jury found Igor Danchenko, a key source for the Steele dossier, not guilty on all four remaining counts of lying to the FBI and MSNBC host Alex Wagner asked Miller whether Durham’s investigation is coming to an end.
“His cases are over. I think it’s clear that he’s not going to bring any more charges in this investigation, but one of the requirements for special counsels under the regulations is that they write a confidential report and submit it to the attorney general, and the attorney general then makes a decision whether to release that report to the public,” Miller said on “Alex Wagner Tonight.”
Miller tried to make a comparison to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and then-Attorney General William Barr’s decision to release the report but claimed that the cases were different.
“I think Merrick Garland will be under a lot of pressure from Republicans to release that report, but I have to say, this circumstance is very different from the Mueller investigation, where, obviously, the attorney general, Bill Barr, did release that report,” he said.
“It’s different because in that case, the subject of that investigation could not be charged, and so it was appropriate for the department to make its findings public, so Congress could decide whether to impeach and convict the then-sitting president,” Miller added. “That is not the case here, so to release a report in this instance — given what we know about the way that Durham has behaved, some of his inappropriate public statements during this investigation, the poor judgments he has made in bringing these charges — to release a report publicly and let him have the final word I think probably unfairly tarnish some people at the FBI that we know he holds ill will to based on some of the things he said in this most recent trial.”
Miller noted that if Republicans take over Congress Garland could be forced to release the report whether or not he tried to stop it.
“He can ignore the pressure if he wants to ignore it,” Miller said. “What he wouldn’t be able to ignore is a subpoena from Congress. So if the House does change hands, and the Republicans control a committee, they will undoubtedly send a subpoena for this report, and he would eventually have to turn it over.”
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