Former Attorney General William Barr says US legal system is ‘rigged against Republicans’
Posted on 5.6.2022 by Rita Li
“I thought we were heading towards a constitutional crisis”Mr. Barr told conservative talk show host Glenn Beck on a recent show, after being asked about his return to politics between 2019 and 2020. Mr. Barr then referred to the Russia investigation against Donald Trump, the second president for whom he served as attorney general after George H.W. Bush.
“Whatever you think of Trump,” he explained, “The fact is that the whole Russiagate thing was a gross injustice. It’s a political dirty trick that was first used to hurt him and then potentially to oust him from power. »
The scheme put in place in early 2016 to pass Trump off as a Kremlin agent that ultimately led to the Russiagate scandal orchestrated by Hillary Clinton was “seditious” according to him.
Faced with his remarks, the acquittal of Michael Sussmann was immediately mentioned. Facts: Former cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann was on Hillary Clinton’s campaign team. It was he who brought compromising elements against Donald Trump to the FBI without admitting that he worked for the Democratic candidate. Finally, most recently on May 31, a jury found the attorney not guilty of lying to the FBI.
The compromising information he gave to the FBI (proving an alleged link between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia) also failed to prove any collusion with Russia.
The jury, drawn from the capital’s majority Democratic pool, ultimately rejected the prosecution’s claims. Defense attorney Sean Berkowitz accused prosecutor Durham of choosing evidence that suited his story. Recall that John Durham was appointed by William Barr under the Trump administration to investigate the origins of Russiagate.
“I do think the system has always had double standards, and it still has double standards, and it’s rigged against Republicans.”said Mr. Barr. “For example, when I was Attorney General, no embarrassing cases for Democrats came to light. On the other hand, cases that harmed the Republicans were exposed. »
Epoch Times contacted the Justice Department for a comment.
William Barr praised Special Prosecutor John Durham and his team for making a “exceptional work”although they failed to secure a conviction. “I think he accomplished something much more important”he told FoxNews/ John Durham has “crystallized the central role” that the Clinton campaign played for “stir up” the anti-Trump narrative.
He added that Durham also had “exposed truly appalling behavior” senior FBI officials, who “knowingly used this information to launch an investigation into Trump, then tricked their own agents into lying to them and refusing to tell them what the true source of this information was.”