Radio Recap – Breaking: AG Barr Asks US Attorney to Investigate Unmasking
Attorney General Barr expanded the U.S. attorneys looking into the misconduct and potential criminal actions by the Obama Administration.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed the breaking news that Attorney General Barr has asked an additional U.S. Attorney to investigate the unmasking that occurred both before and after the 2016 election. What may come of that? Nothing good for the Deep State.
Yesterday on Fox News, Department of Justice Spokesperson Kerri Kupec said the following:
John Durham, as part of his investigation, had been looking at the issue of unmasking, and the Attorney General determined that certain aspects of unmasking needed to be reviewed separately as a support to John Durham’s investigation. So he tapped John Bash, one of our US attorneys out of Texas, to do just that. We know that unmasking inherently isn’t wrong, but certainly, the frequency, the motivation, and the reasoning behind unmasking can be problematic.
Think about this, this is the third U.S. attorney now who has been appointed by the Department of Justice to look into potential criminal misconduct. The most high profile U.S. attorney has been John Durham who is leading the investigation. These are criminal investigations. That’s why you appoint U.S. attorneys.
You can do Inspector General reports on things that may have gone wrong. You can, if you’re not using the IG world, you can use self-studies if you thought that maybe you needed to change some policies.
You appoint U.S. attorneys when you suspect that there may have been some kind of foul play involved; that the government actors were misusing their positions of power in a way that was potentially criminal. This is unique because in this matter, again it’s a U.S. attorney outside of Washington, the U.S. attorney has been tasked with specifically looking at the unmasking.
The final unmasking request that we saw that was declassified was by Vice-President Biden. It wasn’t his chief of staff, so we’re not imputing that to him. It literally said Vice-President Biden on the declassified document. Now we have a U.S. attorney that is being tasked with specifically looking at the unmasking issue.
ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett made the following point:
Vice-President Joe Biden made the last request and President Obama’s chief of staff made a request, I would say, on his behalf.
What this breaking news tells me is the significant focus that the Attorney General Bill Barr is putting on this. When you take an investigation as comprehensive as U.S. Attorney John Durham’s has been, which is looking at the broader investigation, and within that the Attorney General finds the need to appoint another U.S. attorney John Bash, to specifically look at the political operatives that were unmasking. You couple that with the fact that next week on June 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the first witness that they are going to have after they issued those subpoenas is going to be the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who went ahead and appointed the special counsel even though we now know from the 302’s from the FBI that he knew at that point that President Donald Trump was not a suspect. When you look at the totality of those pieces, what this tells me is that the Attorney General is extremely focused on this and I think there are going to be indictments and prosecutions that come out of this.
Specifically, we are going to see the political operatives that misused their office to unmask. We’re going to see them come to light.
The full broadcast is complete with further discussion of the decision by Attorney General Barr to appoint a U.S. attorney to look into the unmasking situation with ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett, ACLJ Senior Military Analyst Wes Smith, and myself.
Watch the full broadcast below.