The Democratic push for impeachment continues to roll down the tracks at this strange time in our American experience. It seems almost inevitable now that President Donald Trump will soon face the full weight of the House of Representatives’ ire.
For his part, the Commander in Chief has kept his cool. He believes wholeheartedly that the truth will set him free, and perhaps it shall. He has been as transparent as he thought necessary, supplying many of the early documents in this case under his own volition. Still, the “formal impeachment inquiry” continues.
Paralleling this nonsense, and with convenient timing, has been the investigation into “SpyGate” – the scandalous theory purporting that the Obama administration used their immense power to unethically or illegally spy on the Donald Trump campaign in 2016.
This probe has now taken a turn toward the dramatic.
The Department of Justice’s sweeping review into the origins of its Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation, according to the New York Times.
The launch of a criminal probe allows U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor tapped by Attorney General William Barr to lead the review, to subpoena witnesses for testimony and documents. The move also authorizes Durham to impanel a grand jury and file charges.
“If true, this shows Bill Barr is doing EXACTLY his job: following the facts Those who damaged America and broke the law to spread this hoax are about to face accountability,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) tweeted in response to the Times’ report.
One of the main avenues of investigation within the probe concerns a salacious and unverified packet of information known as the Steele Dossier. Given the controversial and tabloid-esque nature of the dossier, there are concerns that it was the basis for a FISA warrant against the Trump campaign – a justification that should never have been allowed to stand.