“COMEY, ANDREW MCCABE, PETER STRZOK…”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jun. 24, 2019) — On Monday night’s “Hannity,” Rep. Mark Meadows, an assiduous questioner in a number of closed-door interviews of current and former FBI and DOJ officials involved in the Trump-Russia “collusion” probe, said he believes “accountability is right around the corner” for former FBI officials who furthered the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative.
Appearing with fellow Republican Rep. Jim Jordan shortly after the show’s opening, Meadows said that Attorney General William Barr is “real serious” about discovering the origins of the 22-month, $35-million probe which found, contrary to the FBI’s allegations and subsequent launch of “collusion” and “obstruction of justice” allegations.
In May, Barr announced that he had designated U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham to investigate the origins of “Crossfire Hurricane,” as the Trump-Russia probe was dubbed.
Trump additionally authorized Barr to declassify an unknown number of documents associated with the investigation believed to reside with the State Department, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Justice Department, the U.S. intelligence community, and with “foreign actors,” investigative journalist Sara A. Carter said later in the show.
Meadows further said, “I can tell you that John Durham and Attorney General Barr are going to get to the bottom of it…” He then said that while visiting his district in North Carolina, his constituents opined that “It’s time that somebody goes to jail for truly trying to overthrow this president who was duly elected.” “I think accountability is right around the corner,” Meadows added.
As had former Rep. Trey Gowdy on yesterday’s “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Jordan said that “exculpatory evidence” in the cases of former Trump campaign volunteer advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page existed but, in violation of federal law, was not presented to the FISA court with FBI/DOJ applications for surveillance warrants on Page.
Page was termed an “agent of a foreign power” in the applications but never charged with a crime. Papadopoulos, however, accepted a plea agreement for lying to the FBI, a decision he said in his book, “Deep State Target,” he regretted given new revelations in his case.
Papadopoulos continues to tweet on an almost-daily basis that the governments of Ukraine, Italy, the UK and Australia were involved in spying operations on the Trump campaign and that soon, the entire operation reportedly launched by the U.S. intelligence community will be laid bare.
Gowdy and Jordan agree that “transcripts” exist of Papadopoulos’s and Page’s unsolicited meetings with Cambridge University Prof. Emeritus Stefan Halper and other figures who approached one or both in 2016, apparently in the service of the FBI or CIA.
Regarding Barr’s expressed trepidation that “political surveillance” and “unauthorized surveillance” were conducted against the Trump campaign, Meadows said he believes that former FBI Director James “Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and all of those come to justice because they broke protocol at best, and what I believe is they broke the law.”
After Hannity asked Jordan if he believes the surveillance occurred, Jordan responded, “I think all the evidence suggests it did” and that Barr intends to get to the truth.
“Will they get held accountable?” Hannity pressed, to which Meadows responded, “I have great confidence in Attorney General Barr…This president will have his day of exoneration, and it’s right around the corner.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.