...she asked Barr what he would have done in 2016 if he were the FBI Director, given the information about Page and Papadopoulos. And this is something I have never heard before and it’s possible Barr was simply being generous. Here’s what he had to say:The key sentence here begins with the word "If." While leaving room for doubt, as is proper, Barr makes it clear that he does not believe for one nano-second that Lynch, Yates, and Obozo had ANY intention of "protecting the election." None. Zero. Zip.
Well, as I read the Horowitz report, the three reactions from Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and President Obama appear to have been, ‘well, shouldn’t we give him a defensive briefing?’ I think that would be the natural impulse for anybody who was interested in getting to the bottom of things quickly and was skeptical of any notion that President Trump’s campaign was in cahoots with the Russians and also was concerned about protecting the election. If you’re interested in protecting the election, you give a defensive briefing....
Evidence for that? What follows that quote:
MacCallum asks “Why do you think they didn’t do that?”
Barr smiles and replies, “We’ll see.”