Update: Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for director of national intelligence

Update: Ratcliffe withdraws from consideration for director of national intelligence

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2019 Rep. John Ratcliffe will not be the next Director of National Intelligence, President Donald Trump said in an Aug. 2 tweet. Trump said Ratcliffe withdrew after realizing how difficult his Senate confirmation process would be. The president tweeted: “I explained to John how miserable it would be for him […]

Barr investigation eyes coordination by Obama intelligence chiefs

Barr investigation eyes coordination by Obama intelligence chiefs

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2019 Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign is focused on Obama-era intelligence chiefs and the role they played in surveilling Trump campaign workers. Barr’s review of the Obama-era conclusion that Russia interfered in the election to benefit then-candidate Donald […]

Barr: Spygate investigation is focused on ‘small group at the top’ of FBI in 2016

Barr: Spygate investigation is focused on ‘small group at the top’ of FBI in 2016

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2019 The Department of Justice’s investigation into the origins of Trump-Russia “spygate” is focused on “a small group at the top” of the FBI at the time, Attorney General William Barr said. “A lot of the people who were involved are no longer there,” Barr said on May 31. The […]

Barr update: ‘Facts I’ve learned don’t hang together with the official explanations’

Barr update: ‘Facts I’ve learned don’t hang together with the official explanations’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2019 Answers he has received from the intelligence community in regards to his assertion that “spying” on the Trump campaign “did occur” are “just not jibing,” Attorney General William Barr said. “Like many other people who are familiar with intelligence activities, I had a lot of questions about what was […]

‘Not another word’: President demands apology after Mueller statement, ‘Case closed’

‘Not another word’: President demands apology after Mueller statement, ‘Case closed’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 29, 2019 Any more talk about the Russia investigation and Robert Mueller should come in the form of an apology, President Donald Trump said in response to the special counsel’s May 29 statement. Mueller, who did not take questions, reiterated the conclusions of his report and said he was resigning from […]

Poll shows 62 percent support investigating Russia probe; Obama intel chiefs in panic mode

Poll shows 62 percent support investigating Russia probe; Obama intel chiefs in panic mode

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2019 President Donald Trump on May 23 directed the heads of the CIA, FBI, State Department and other agencies to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr as he investigates the origins of the Russia investigation. A majority of American voters in a recent poll sided with Barr’s decision to […]

Atty. Gen. Barr slams federal judges for abusing ‘unprecedented power’

Atty. Gen. Barr slams federal judges for abusing ‘unprecedented power’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2019 Unelected federal judges are taking advantage of “unprecedented power” to block President Donald Trump’s policies, Attorney General William Barr said on May 21. “One judge can, in effect, cancel the policy with the stroke of the pen,” Barr said in a speech to the American Law Institute. “No official […]

Spygate: Barr seen ‘directly’ monitoring Durham’s probe; Intel chiefs also involved

Spygate: Barr seen ‘directly’ monitoring Durham’s probe; Intel chiefs also involved

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2019 While appointing highly-respected U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of alleged spying on the 2016 Trump campaign, Attorney General William Barr also will be hands-on as the Department of Justice investigates the investigators. Barr remains “directly involved in the probe,” which he initiated about three weeks ago, […]

Commentary: Barr can ‘redeem’ the FBI; Comey resorts to ‘insulting the executioner’

Commentary: Barr can ‘redeem’ the FBI; Comey resorts to ‘insulting the executioner’

By WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2019 Attorney General William Barr has said he will look into how and why then-FBI Director James Comey decided the bureau should investigate the 2016 presidential campaigns. “Comey will claim that everything he did in the FBI was by the book. But after the investigations by Department of Justice Inspector […]

The DNC, Steele and Russian disinformation: Why did Mueller not prosecute?

The DNC, Steele and Russian disinformation: Why did Mueller not prosecute?

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, May 7, 2019 Anti-Trump Russia “dossier” author Christopher Steele has openly admitted he was fed information by Russians, which he and anyone else have been unable to verify, on “collusion” allegations. Yet, in his 448-page report, special counsel Robert Mueller does not once mention whether an investigation was launched into whether […]