After the Russia and Ukraine witch hunts concluded with President Donald Trump not being charged with a single crime or removed from office, it appears the tables have turned.
Attorney Andrew Weissmann, who was considered to be the “pitbull” on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigative team, revealed this week that Attorney General William Barr just opened a new investigation.
While speaking with NBC host Chuck Todd, Weissmann seemed very worried about the new investigation initiated by Barr involving U.S. Attorney in St. Louis Jeff Jensen investigating fired FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok.
Barr assigned an outside prosecutor to review the abusive case against General Michael Flynn.
Barr also assigned a handful of prosecutors to review other cases in the U.S. Attorney’s office in DC.
This apparently has Weissmann and other D.C. swamp creatures on edge.
“All they did was swapped out a loser case for starting an investigation that is going to be of Comey, McCabe, Pete Strzok,” Weissmann told Todd.
All three officials were involved in the investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, which Trump and his allies have called a “witch hunt.” Mueller, who took over the inquiry after FBI Director James Comey was fired in May 2017, found no criminal conspiracy when the investigation ended last year.
Attorney General William Barr picked Jensen, the top federal prosecutor in St. Louis, to work alongside the Flynn case’s lead prosecutor Brandon Van Grack one month after the former Trump national security adviser filed to withdraw his guilty plea in Mueller’s investigation.
Weissmann’s comments are very interesting.
After Barr assigns prosecutors outside of the D.C. swamp to review the case against Flynn, the man known by many of Mueller’s “pitbull” is trying to sound the alarm.
According to Weissmann, these attorney generals are actually investigating men like McCabe, James Comey, and Pete Strzok — which has many cheering.
Trump fired Comey in May 2017 when he was serving as the FBI director after his handling of the Russia investigation and decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her email scandal.
The DOJ announced Friday that fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will not be charged after the department’s inspector general said he lied to investigators about leaks to the media.
Federal prosecutors were looking into McCabe possibly illegally leaking sensitive information to the media.
Disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok was a key figure in the Russia investigation, and his anti-Trump bias was more than obvious.
Strzok served as the No. 2 counterintelligence analyst at the FBI before being fired last year and let go from Mueller’s team after an internal probe found that he had sent hundreds of anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page, a former lawyer at the FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair.
Strzok also sent countless salacious text messages smearing Trump, his supporters, and making a bevy of controversial comments implying he could take action to stop Trump from taking office.
He called Trump supporters a bunch of ignorant hillbillies; spoke about an “insurance policy” in the case that Trump won the election; mentioned a “secret society” to unseat a duly elected president, and implied that he and others at the bureau would never let Trump be president.
These three figures led the Russia investigation into Trump and dropped the case against Clinton.
Now, Barr is getting to the bottom of it. And it appears the swamp is freaking out.