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Schiff and Nadler Lose It After DOJ Investigation Into Russia Probe Origins Expands




On Thursday, the Department of Justice's investigation into the origins of the Russia probe took a dramatic turn when the investigation changed from an administrative review to an all out criminal investigation.
Now that the review is a criminal investigation, U.S. Attorney John Durham will now have “the power to subpoena for witness testimony and documents, to impanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges."
Shortly after the bombshell report was revealed, far-left Representatives Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler lashed out, accusing the President of "political revenge." This is awfully ironic considering the two representatives have been out for revenge against President Trump since he first took office.
"These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge," they said.
"If the Department of Justice may be used as a tool of political retribution, or to help the President with a political narrative for the next election, the rule of law will suffer new and irreparable damage," Schiff and Nadler added in a joint statement. 
The Department of Justice has every right to look into the origins of the Russia probe. All the evidence seems to suggest that the entire Russia investigation was started on lies considering Mueller was unable to validate any of the accusations made against President Trump.
The New York Times also seems to be upset that the probe has turned into a criminal investigation. The Times portrayed the move as President Trump abusing his power by “using the Justice Department to go after his perceived enemies.”
“Mr. Barr’s reliance on Mr. Durham, a widely respected and veteran prosecutor who has investigated C.I.A. torture and broken up Mafia rings, could help insulate the attorney general from accusations that he is doing the president’s bidding and putting politics above justice,” The Times said.
For a Department of Justice review to become a criminal investigation, there must be a "reasonable indication" that a crime had been committed.
“Mr. Durham has indicated he wants to interview former officials who ran the C.I.A. in 2016 but has yet to question either Mr. Brennan or James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence,” The Times also noted. “Some C.I.A. officials have retained criminal lawyers in anticipation of being interviewed.”
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