Speedy Bill Barr Springs into Action… to Investigate Republicans, Refuses to Look into Democrats
Has anyone else noticed the cat-like reflexes of Attorney General Bill Barr? 14 months to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion lies. His swift pursuit of justice will practically make your head spin!
Well, for once, it turns out that Bill Barr has actually discovered a potential crime that he’s going to investigate. Don’t hold your breath for any arrests yet, though. He’s investigating. And in a pattern that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Speedy Bill Barr is investigating… Republicans.
Not that I have anything against investigating Republicans, per se. If there’s a reason to investigate them or even to charge them with a crime and arrest them, then by all means, do so. But as usual, this is another case in which Republicans and Democrats engaged in potential wrongdoing – and the Department of Justice appears to be only investigating the Republicans.
In case you missed the news, the Senate Intelligence Committee chaired by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) had a classified briefing on the Chinese bat soup flu in late January. Before the end of that day, a bunch of Senators who were in the briefing, including Burr, went on a stock-selling frenzy. Burr and his wife sold somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.7 million in stocks (much of the stocks were in hotels). Sen. Kelly Loefner (R-GA), whose husband is the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, sold a couple million in stocks. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sold $6 million worth of stocks. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) also sold a bunch of stocks.
It’s not like they waited a day or two or a couple of weeks after the hearing. They sold all those stocks the very same day in which they received a classified, behind-closed-doors briefing on the Chinese virus. They didn’t warn America about the threat; they simply ran out and immediately sold their stocks. One week after that hearing, the stock market tanked. This is such a clear-cut case of insider trading that it’s almost not worth discussing. Just lock them all up, already.
But Attorney General Bill Barr doesn’t seem to want to do that. Instead, he has announced that the DOJ and FBI will be investigating… Richard Burr and Kelly Loefner. You haven’t seen much media coverage of this scandal, because the media knows that Dianne Feinstein is neck-deep in this corrupt fire sale. How do you cover the story of Richard Burr selling $1.7 million in stock while not mentioning that Feinstein sold $6 million worth the same day?
A bunch of people unleashed their inner civil libertarian last week when the Justice Department asked permission for new powers to indefinitely detain people due to the China virus. I wondered “Why?” at the time.
It’s not like Bill Barr has ever arrested anyone before. He’s been on the job as America’s Attorney General for the past 14 months, and still hasn’t slapped handcuffs on anyone at the FBI who carried out the Russian collusion hoax. No one at the Clinton Foundation is having trouble sleeping at night. Barr hasn’t done anything. Who is he suddenly going to indefinitely detain now?
“Oh, but Bill Barr has bulldog US Attorney John Durham bulldogging the case like a bulldog! He’s a bulldog! He’ll throw the Russian collusion co-conspirators behind—”
Stop. Please stop embarrassing yourself.
Bill Barr hasn’t arrested anyone in the Russian collusion case yet because he never plans to. After all these many months, that should be crystal clear to everyone. This virus is Bill Barr’s excuse to finally sweep the “alleged” collusion investigation under the rug, which is where The Swamp wants it.
But now, Bill Barr is springing into action to investigate two Republican Senators who are accused of selling… one-third the value of stocks that Dianne Feinstein sold on the same day after the same hearing. (Feinstein’s sales were mostly of airline stocks, another industry hammered by the Chinese virus.)
I’m not arguing in any way that Richard Burr or Kelly Loefner should not go to prison for insider trading if they’re found guilty. Same goes for Johnson and Inhofe. But the fact that Bill Barr has announced an investigation of Burr and Loefner – and not Feinstein – is just one more demoralizing example of the two-tiered system of justice in America.
We put President Trump in the Oval Office because we thought he was going to drain the swamp. But instead, it appears that Trump has appointed yet another Swamp Creature to run the Department of Justice. Don’t be surprised if Bill Barr finally does arrest someone very soon (first time for everything!). But it won’t be a Democrat.