Meanwhile in Bizarroworld, the GOPers find a "smoking gun"

Meanwhile in Bizarroworld, the GOPers find a "smoking gun"

by digby

Oh puhleeze:

The Justice Department’s internal review of the Russia investigation is zeroing in on transcripts of recordings made by at least one government source who met with former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos overseas in 2016, specifically looking at why certain "exculpatory" material from them was not presented in subsequent applications for surveillance warrants, according to two sources familiar with the review.

The sources also said the review is taking a closer look at the actual start date of the original FBI investigation into potential collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians, as some allege the probe began earlier than thought. Both components are considered key in the review currently being led by Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney from Connecticut John Durham -- an effort sure to draw more attention in the coming weeks and months now that Robert Mueller's testimony is in the rearview.

The recordings in question pertain to conversations between government sources and Papadopoulos, which were memorialized in transcripts. One source told Fox News that Barr and Durham are reviewing why the material was left out of applications to surveil another former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page.

“I think it’s the smoking gun,” the source said.

By all accounts Durham is a straight shooter. But then everyone said that about Barr too so we shouldn't take the establishment's word for it.

But this is utter nonsense according to the SSCI report which said that the FBI was 100% justified in looking into all this nonsense when they did. But I'm sure the alternate narrative, led by Trump's henchman Bill Barr, will be considered the gospel truth by at least 40% of the voting population.

Just remember --- these same people were apoplectic over emails. Anyone who buys into their hypocritical bullshit is a useful idiot at best --- and a total hack at worst. I think we can expect all GOP officials to be the latter.