The Path to NO Deep State Indictments for AG Barr and Durham
Public Defense of Barr and Durham
Democrats and liberals are attacking AG William Barr. Why? He leads a Department of Justice (DOJ) that dropped the case against Lt. General Michael Flynn. Barr’s action has also excited conservatives and Trump supporters; they believe in him now more than before.
However, those supporters should not rest on their laurels. Now is not the time to buy hopium; it’s the time to apply heat; it’s a time to be sober.
As the mainstream media (MSM) increases its attacks on Barr, it will further drive Trump supporters into his corner. When this happens, it will be more difficult to drive those supporters away from him, even when it’s warranted.
A quote often attributed to Mark Twain goes like this:
It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
Political animals always prefer the path of least resistance. Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham are not immune from this. Barr exonerated Flynn because he had to. It was as much about damage control as it was anything else. The longer he avoided it, the more obvious it would become that it was unavoidable. Now, he has to play politics.
How can Barr avoid prosecuting deep state criminals? That’s the calculus of his Deep State cabal.
The more Trump supporters are driven into Barr’s arms, the more difficult it will be to willfully leave them. Aside from Barr buying himself good will with Trump supporters by exonerating Flynn, Democrats will attack him for it.
This will reinforce the notion of Trump supporters that he is on their side. Democrat attacks on Barr only strengthen his credibility with conservatives. It’s not dissimilar how 9/11 Truthers actually helped Bush by getting Republican voters to defend him.
Brett Kavanaugh is another example.
Conservatives Gave Brett “Karmanaugh” a Pass
During the nomination hearing of Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats smeared him. They libeled and slandered him. This drove conservatives to support him; they created their paradigm. Kavanaugh was unjustly treated and nothing would drive away those supporters, even to their own detriment.
In 1993, Kavanaugh was the lead investigator into the investigation of the death of Bill Clinton’s Deputy White House Counsel, Vince Foster at Fort Marcy Park. Extremely credible witness Patrick Knowlton – who was at the park as Foster lay dead – was adamant that Foster’s car was not in the parking lot. If Foster had driven himself there, his car would necessarily have to be there.
Knowlton didn’t deviate from his testimony, even after Kavanaugh attempted to smear him as a homosexual looking for a hook-up at the park. As if that wasn’t enough, FBI thugs intimidated Knowlton in the streets and at his home to change his story; he did not.
How does this apply to Barr’s investigation into Spygate? Simple. As Democrats demonized Kavanaugh over bogus sexual assault claims, he escaped scrutiny for what he actually did. He smeared and intimidated Knowlton to protect the Clintons.
In many ways, the sexual harassment side show helped Kavanaugh. It also served as Karma for what he did to Knowlton.
When Barr and Durham Decline to Indict
In the swamp, sentiment exists that dropping charges against Flynn should suffice as the pound of flesh Trump supporters have been seeking. At a minimum, the Flynn exoneration buys time and cover for Barr and Durham.
Between now and the time they render their decision, expect Trump’s supporters to defend him as vigorously as they defended Kavanaugh. The more they do so, the less the back lash will be when the two men publicly announce that there will be no prosecutions.
Trump supporters will have a difficult time digesting their vehement defense of Barr and Durham between now and the time that decision is made public.
Let’s face it. A strong public back lash is something Barr and Durham want to avoid, or at least minimize.
That will be made easier when they decline to prosecute Deep State criminals, if Trump’s supporters are stricken with too much cognitive dissonance to engage in a back lash once the horse is out of the barn.