A veteran of conservative politics says the U.S. attorney general appears to be serious about uncovering the plot against President Trump and the prime suspects have good reason to be terrified.
Richard Viguerie, chairman of website Conservative HQ, says Democrats ought to be worried if they are paying attention to the straightforward warnings from Attorney General William Barr.
“I've been trying to get answers to questions and I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate,” Barr told Fox News in an exclusive interview, OneNewsNow reported last week.
Such questions and answers would likely involve powerful Obama-era Department of Justice figures, but Barr went on to state that that “some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together.”
“They're terrified,” says Viguerie, “at the fact that the American people might learn the truth about what caused the special counsel to be appointed in the first place.”
The public could also learn, he adds, that a “Deep State” operation, hatched at the DOJ, did indeed attempt to overthrow the election results after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Media outlets are now reporting that Obama officials such as former FBI Director James Comey and John Brennan, the former CIA director, are fighting behind the scenes over who authorized the so-called Steele dossier that was used as evidence to request a FISA warrant.
Comey claimed in a 2016 email that Brennan insisted on including the dossier but Brennan is reportedly denying that.
In more recent days, it was revealed that Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general, stated under oath before a House Judiciary Committee that she never told Comey to refer to the Clinton email case as a “matter” rather than an investigation. Comey has stated under oath she directed him to state that.
How high does Viguerie predict this could go?
“Very high,” he replies. “It could go up to Hillary Clinton.”
That is because it was the Clinton presidential campaign that paid for the opposition research which later became the “Steele dossier” that claimed Russian influence, he points out.
The origins of the Steele dossier were never disclosed to the FISA court judge even though DOJ officials were warned in 2016 by their own deputy attorney general that Steele’s political bias was obvious and it was a politicized document.
“So it looks like people from the highest levels of the Department of Justice,” Viguerie concludes, “were involved in trying to keep a duly elected person from being sworn in as president."