Meanwhile: The SpyGate investigation has begun! Excerpt:
Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful.
John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.
His inquiry is the third known investigation focused on the opening of an F.B.I. counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into possible ties between Russia’s election interference and Trump associates.
The department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is separately examining investigators’ use of wiretap applications and informants and whether any political bias against Mr. Trump influenced investigative decisions. And John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, has been reviewing aspects of the Russia investigation. His findings have not been announced.
Durham has a reputation for being a bit of a pit bull – he also has the reputation for being an operator of unshakable integrity. But watch! As soon as he starts digging into the Steele dossier, the resulting FISA warrants and other shenanigans of Obama Administration bureaucrats, the long knives will come out.
Suddenly this U.S. Attorney will become a major demon of the Left. Democrat politicians will accuse him of syncophanty, of corruption, of anything and everything except integrity and a simple desire to find out what the hell actually happened.
But if John Durham lives up to his reputation, and I suspect he will, he will uncover some very, very interesting things about how the Obama Administration and other Democrats attempted to weaponize the FBI and the nation’s intelligence apparatus.
On a sadder note: RIP, Time Conway. He was one of the best natural comedians that ever lived; he was the only performer who I ever saw make my notoriously taciturn father laugh out loud. We’ll miss him. Here’s one of his better bits, from a rehearsal of The Carol Burnett Show. Enjoy.