An Open Letter to Governor Ron DeSantis, The December 1st Collusion Between AG Bill Barr and the AP Provides a Stark Warning


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 28, 2021 | Sundance | 367 Comments

Governor Ron DeSantis, the information highlighted in the example below is provided as affirmation to what you likely already know; however, I provide the enhanced granular background to contemplate as you look toward the horizon.  This information is provided publicly because there is a purposeful reason to continue pulling back the curtain for a larger electoral awakening.

As a former congressman you know the duplicity of the bureaucratic federal system that you left behind.  The traditional framework of three co-equal branches of government has been usurped by a larger and deeper network now represented by terminology describing the intelligence community.  The example below highlights just one way the system is self-protecting.

On October 19, 2020, former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr appointed John Durham as special prosecutor under authorities provided by DOJ regulations [28 cfr 600].  However, AG Bill Barr did not tell the public at the time of the appointment.  Within the original appointment AG Barr notes the reason for doing this quietly [Page 2, Paragraph (e)]:

Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(b), I have determined that the notification requirement … should be tolled until at least after the November 3, 2020 election because legitimate and investigative privacy concerns warrant confidentiality.

In essence, AG Bill Barr stated he did not want to impact the 2020 presidential election with a notification to congress or the public of this appointment.  While the justification for this approach is clearly within the unspoken rules of the DOJ not wanting to give the impression of interference in political elections, we must also accept these unspoken DOJ rules only flow in one direction – when Democrat party politicians need to be protected.

However, beyond the justification for not informing the public that U.S. Attorney John Durham was now empowered with special prosecutor authorities before the 2020 presidential election, there are much bigger issues that surface; and this must be accepted and discussed in its purposeful totality.

♦ Notification of the special prosecutor appointment did not surface until December 1, 2020, when AP journalist Michael Balsamo first wrote about it (SEE HERE).  Based on a recent widely-viewed article published in the Atlantic, we now know Balsamo was summoned by AG Barr to Main Justice for an informal lunch were several issues were discussed: “Barr’s betrayal came on December 1, over lunch in the attorney general’s private dining room with Michael Balsamo, a Justice Department beat reporter at the Associated Press.” (link)

The most recent headlines surround AG Bill Barr telling Mr. Balsamo: “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election,”  thus the current narrative du jour.  However, in hindsight we can now enhance the background of that Dec. 1st meeting between AG Bill Barr and AP journalist Michael Balsamo to include the attorney general informing the AP about the appointment of John Durham as a special prosecutor.   Balsamo wrote about the Durham appointment on that exact date, December 1, 2020.

The reason for drawing your attention to the timeline is to emphasize the nature of how the DOJ, in this example AG Bill Barr, coordinates with specific intent to make certain information public at certain times, while holding back information that may be adverse to DOJ interests which are often political.

Additionally, and very importantly, do not let it go without emphasis how a special prosecutor appointment would NEVER remain secret, without leaks, from personnel within the larger DOJ institution who are in close and frequent contact with their allies in the media.

Given the scope of known leaks from the DOJ is it almost certain the New York Times, Washington Post and Politico knew of the October 19th appointment, but did not report on it because the background material was adverse to their collective interests.

Now, please allow me to highlight the obvious and more alarming political motive; this is where a larger understanding of duplicity becomes even more important.

♦ We find out on December 1st (after the election) that AG Bill Barr previously appointed John Durham as a special counsel to investigate criminal matters on October 19, 2020.  AG Bill Barr notified the Associated Press (Michael Balsamo) and the Senate Judiciary Committee on the *exact same day.  The sequence is: Barr tells the media, then Barr tells congress:

*It is critical to understand how the DOJ system operates at a political level -when they have a very specific political intent- while noting the dates of activity and the dates of notification of that activity; two very different dynamics.

Given the background of information on how Bill Barr operated as a U.S. Attorney General, we can now see the specific intent for the AG to appoint Durham on that specific date, in that specific way.

(1) The shift in the investigative definition/authority now locked down President Trump from demanding the pre-election release of any information that might touch upon the Durham special counsel purview.  Any request by President Trump would now be met with the familiar shield of an “ongoing investigation“.  You will note this was one of the primary purposes of the Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller special counsel, and this shield was deployed against the office of the President numerous times when the president requested information be made public.   The administrative state is self-protecting.

(2) Notice the date of the appointment, October 19, 2020.  This date blocked the President from demanding public release and simultaneously fell just 93 days before the Biden inauguration of Jan 20, 2021.  This provided Joe Biden one week to use the 100 day back-look nullification of executive branch action.  In essence, Biden could have easily ended the Durham probe if he wanted.  Strategic timing.

(3) Additionally, notice how AG Bill Barr provided another exit if needed. Under DOJ regulations [28 cfr 600]  a special counsel must come from “outside government“; John Durham was not outside government and did not resign his position prior to the appointment.  Bill Barr gave the appearance of a special counsel appointment while knowing the legal validity could easily collapse upon challenge (if the Biden administration choose):

§ 600.3 Qualifications of the Special Counsel.

“(a) An individual named as Special Counsel shall be a lawyer with a reputation for integrity and impartial decisionmaking, and with appropriate experience to ensure both that the investigation will be conducted ably, expeditiously and thoroughly, and that investigative and prosecutorial decisions will be supported by an informed understanding of the criminal law and Department of Justice policies. The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government. Special Counsels shall agree that their responsibilities as Special Counsel shall take first precedence in their professional lives, and that it may be necessary to devote their full time to the investigation, depending on its complexity and the stage of the investigation.” (link)

Obviously Bill Barr is a smart man. He would know the regulations he cites would require the special counsel to come from “outside the U.S. government,” thus such a simple flaw cannot be looked upon as anything except purposeful.

(4) If the 2020 election outcome did not remove President Trump, notice the special counsel appointment would have continued to hamstring him and keep the administrative state protected from sunlight.  Yet, another insurance policy put into place amid a variety of DOJ and FBI insurance policies deployed.

Everything within the Durham appointment as special counsel, the timing, the justification for secrecy, the manner & method, and later the way it was revealed through AP journalist Michael Balsamo points to a coordinated strategy.   Note the “kick the can” aspect to the strategy began well before the 2020 election.

Returning to the original -albeit hidden at the time- date of the appointment… October 19, 2020, someone around President Trump was informed about the shift in the Durham probe to a special counsel; and someone justified to the president why that special counsel would remain hidden.  Perhaps Bill Barr himself, but I doubt it.  It is more likely a ‘high level’ DOJ official put the spin on the appointment to someone like Mark Meadows or the White House counsel.

How do we know that President Trump was informed, manipulated and conned?

Listen to this very specific speech segment he gave on October 19, 2020, the exact date of Durham becoming a special prosecutor, from Prescott Arizona:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.