Barack Obama or Joe Biden is unlikely to face criminal prosecution after details of the “Russian case,” said U.S. attorney General William Barr. Thereby been violated the plans of Donald trump that are critical of his predecessor for the “biggest crime” in the country’s history, evidence of which he has not provided. The US President took the words of Barr as a manifestation of the policy of double standards and once again declared that Obama “knew everything”.
U.S. attorney General William Barr doubts in the launch of criminal investigations against former President Barack Obama and the party of pre-election race against Democrat Joe Biden after finding out the origins of the “Russian case”. On behalf of the head of the American Ministry of justice to study the beginning of the investigation, “the Russian intervention” in U.S. elections is the Federal Prosecutor John Durham.
Its job is to see whether there was a basis for launching the investigation by the FBI in 2016, which was subsequently continued by spectracolor Robert Mueller.
Durham started the execution of the order of Barr last year, focusing on the original FBI case and trying to find out whether it was legitimate or was the result of political pressure.
As explained by Barr, currently the focus of investigations of Obama or Biden there, but Durham will test the possible involvement of other officials in illegal actions during “Russian Affairs”.
“Whatever they (Obama and Biden) the level of involvement based on the level of information that I have today, I don’t expect that the work of Mr. Durham to lead a criminal investigation against any of them,” explained Barr.
A statement by the US attorney General was made on the background of the scandal called “Obamagate”, which lately is often said the American leader Donald trump. Acting President accuses his predecessor in “the largest crime in history”, linking it to the beginning of the case about “the Russian intervention” — a trumped-up “witch hunt” from the point of view of the trump.
The words Barr on the unlikely start proceedings against Obama and Biden surprised President of the United States. According to trump, the former head of the White house and his team were “all aware”.
“I think it is a manifestation of double standards. If I were in their (Obama and Biden), they would have done it (started investigation)”, — said the head of the White house.
However, trump once again said exactly what was aware of his predecessor along with his Vice President. From the start the mention of “Obamagate” the President of the United States says crimes of their opponents, but refuses to give any confirmation of these charges.
The lack of specificity makes the American media actually wonder about what exactly can be discussed. This plays in favor of trump, CNN writes, as the real motive for the attacks on Obama and Biden is to divert attention from what is happening in the United States.
In support of its theory, the channel is reminiscent of a dramatic situation in which the country finds itself due to the impact of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19. And this is partly the fault of a President. The main problems of the intelligence the channel is associated with a late reaction of the authorities to the spread of the disease caused by denial of the threat at an early stage. At the beginning of the epidemic trump called “fiction” warning of experts about the virus, as it turned out, for the sake of creating a positive image for Americans.
Now the U.S. ranks first in the world in the number of cases of coronavirus and mortality. Cases in the country has more than 1.5 million, and dead — more than 92 thousand people.
Information plot “Obamagate” appeared when the mortality rate exceeded 80 thousand people, and various media noted big problems in the U.S. health care system and the transition of the economy into a recession. Running negative rhetoric against Obama, trump has created a new trend, and at least his loyal Fox News seized on the story.
Revenge or elections?
The second reason for the sharp attacks trump its predecessor often referred to as the particular interest of Obama to the case of Lieutenant-General in the resignation of Michael Flynn. In early may, the Ministry of justice decided to terminate the investigation against the former adviser to trump, who confessed to making false statements to the FBI and was partially associated with the “Russian case”.
At the White house this event were positive and pointed to new facts in the case of Lieutenant-General the attorney — General came to the conclusion that the legal grounds for starting the proceedings, the FBI was not.
But Obama is nothing positive in this saw, and openly declared that he doubted the decision of the justice Ministry, it can create threat for the preservation of the rule of law in the United States. At the same time the former President has criticized the actions of the administration trump, calling them “chaotic mess” that has caused resentment on the part of the current American leader.
At the same time criticizing trump against Obama in General you can not call something new, as the incumbent President during his term trying to destroy the legacy of his predecessor. Nevertheless, accusations of “major crime” has not previously been reported, especially with threats of prosecution.
However, the most likely cause of launch of “Obamagate” most Western media call the upcoming presidential elections in the United States — the negative rhetoric trump at the same time affects the reputation of Obama as the democratic candidate Biden.
This aspect was pointed out even Barr, he is called to conduct the election campaign in the mainstream political debate, not through criminal investigations.
“While I am the attorney General, the criminal justice system will not be used for party political purposes. This is especially true for the upcoming elections in November”, — said the attorney General of the United States.