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Barr: Durham Not Expected to Investigate Obama or Biden

That’s not, I would argue, an luxury that a Democratic attorney general would afford a former Republican president in the same circumstances.

Attorney General William Barr said Monday during a news conference that he does not expect U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the Obama administration’s Russia probe, to target Barack Obama or Joe Biden.

But he didn’t rule out that Obama and Biden had abused their offices.

Barr said:

There’s a difference between an abuse of power and a federal crime. Not every abuse of power, no matter how outrageous, is necessarily a federal crime. Now, as to President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today, I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.

Video || Obama Finally Endorses Biden

Oh help us, it’s 12 minutes. I could only get through some of it. It looks a lot more like a chance for Obama to sound off about things than an endorsement of Joe Biden.

So, in case you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s another lecture from Barack Obama.

Biden tweeted his gratitude.

Obama Administration Failed to Replenish Stockpile of N95 Masks

Amazing kudos to the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg for reporting that something was Barack Obama’s fault and not President Trump’s. This new, and certainly uncomfortable territory for the MSM.

So Obama didn’t bother to protect us from pandemic, but he never let a second go by when he wasn’t fighting global warming.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The national shortage of N95 respirator masks can be traced back to 2009 after the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, when the Obama administration was advised to replenish a national stockpile but did not, according to reports from Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration is scrambling to replenish a stockpile of protective medical gear for healthcare workers and patients, as the coronavirus sweeps across the nation. N95 respirator masks are one of the most needed medical supplies amid the outbreak.

The George W. Bush administration published the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza plan in 2005, which called on the federal government to distribute medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile governed by the Health and Human Services Department in the event of an outbreak.

In 2009, the H1N1 outbreak hit the United States, leading to 274,304 hospitalizations, 12,469 deaths, and a depletion of N95 respirator masks. 

A federally backed task force and a safety equipment organization both recommended to the Obama administration that the stockpile be replenished of the 100 million masks used after the H1N1 outbreak, according to the Los Angeles Times

Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, said that advice was never heeded.

On Presidents’ Day, Obama Takes Credit For Trump Economic Success

Barack Obama decided to use Presidents’ Day to get in an argument with another president.

Well, okay, but the average GDP growth rate under Obama averaged around 2 percent, among the lowest of any modern president. Meantime, wages stagnated and the worker non-participation rate in the economy was at levels not seen since the 1970s. The economy grew just 1.6 percent in Obama’s final year.

Trump’s GDP growth has been about 2.5 percent, which is just average, though higher than Obama’s. Meantime, wages are rising and the worker participation rate is slowly recovering.

Of course, Trump was not pleased.

Left out of all this? Both Trump and Obama had helped fuel economic growth with massive federal deficits in a climate of low interest rates.

Not a particularly sustainable way to do this.

Putin Said in 2013 He Had “Given Up” on Obama

Looks like maybe he didn’t like being lectured either.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2013 that he was finished with President Barack Obama and would wait until the United States elected a president he could do business with.

“I’ve given up on your president,” Putin said to then-Exxon chief Rex Tillerson, who would later become President Trump’s secretary of state. “I’ll wait for your next president and see if I can get along with him.” 

Tillerson, 67, got to know Putin years in advance of his appointment to Trump’s cabinet. In 2013, with the Sochi Winter Olympic Games approaching, Putin invited Tillerson to a resort for lunch aboard his yacht.

Less than a year into Obama’s second term, the U.S.-Russia relationship was frayed. The U.S. had annulled a bilateral meeting with Putin, a rebuke of Russia’s move to grant asylum to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor who disclosed top-secret American surveillance programs. The “reset” that the Cold War adversaries had declared shortly after Obama took office was coming to an end, hastened by the summit’s cancellation.

The Obamas Buy a $12M Home on Martha’s Vineyard

The Vineyard, of course, is where they would take two weeks a year in the summers when Barack Obama was president.

Now they can be on vacation all the time. Thirty acres, secluded — no riff raff — seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 7,000 square feet.

Seems by the state of the country after Obama left office that he was pretty much on vacation most of the time during his presidency too. Or at least, nobody was home, you could say.

According to the Vineyard Gazette:

Former President Obama and his family are now permanent homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard, after completing the purchase today of a large home situated on nearly 30 acres in the coastal perimeter of Edgartown.

The purchase price, recorded at 3:31 p.m. with the Registry of Deeds,  is listed at $11.75 million. The buyer is a nominee trust representing the former First Family. The sellers are Wycliffe Grousbeck and Corinne Basler Grousbeck. Mr. Grousbeck is a private equity investor and owner of the Boston Celtics basketball team.

The sprawling 6,892-square-foot house sits on 29.3 secluded acres fronting the Edgartown Great Pond between Slough Cove and Turkeyland Cove, with views of a barrier beach and the ocean beyond. 

Trump Gets No Credit for Ordering Daring Baghdadi Raid that Biden Wouldn’t Have

Where are all the stories, like we had when Barack Obama offed Osama Bin Laden, about how the president courageously took the decision — a militarily and politically risky one — to kill Public Enemy #1?

Where are the stories about how he deliberated, whom he asked, how he overrode the objections of the bellyachers? About how he threw politics to the wind to do what’s right for America, knowing that failure could mean defeat at the polls??

Of course, the chief bellyacher when Obama took the decision was Joe Biden.

It takes a conservative columnist to give Trump some credit. From an opinion piece today by Marc Thiessen:

President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into al-Qaeda-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound. If things had gone horribly wrong, Trump would have been blamed and borne the consequences. Just ask Jimmy Carter how the Desert One disaster affected his reelection. Trump knew the political risks but gave the order to go anyway.

Would Joe Biden have done the same? Unlikely.

The former vice president advised Barack Obama not to carry out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. As Mark Bowden, author of “The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” explained in 2012, “The only major dissenters were Biden and [then-Defense Secretary Robert] Gates, and before the raid was launched, Gates would change his mind.” During a meeting in the Situation Room, Biden later recalled, Obama turned to him and asked, “Joe, what do you think?” Biden answered, “Mr. President, my suggestion is don’t go.” Worse, his reason had nothing to do with national security. According to Bowden, Biden told the president that “if the effort failed, Obama could say goodbye to a second term.” 

Hmm, looks like Biden jeopardized national security for politics.

Maybe he should have been impeached.

Trump: “Treasonous” Obama Spied on My Campaign

The left-wing MSM is handling the investigation into what the Obama administration did in 2016 as a politically-based conspiracy theory.

They have no interest in malfeasance by the Obama administration and the possibility that Obama and his allies sought to subvert the election and hobble the newly elected president.

Trump, in a new book, calls Obama treasonous. From the Washington Examiner:

President Trump has ratched up his claim that the Obama White House spied on his 2016 campaign, charging in a new book that it was a “treasonous” act by the former Democratic president.

“What they did was treasonous, OK? It was treasonous,” he told author Doug Wead for his upcoming book, “Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency.”

“The interesting thing out of all of this is that we caught them spying on the election. They were spying on my campaign. So you know? What is that all about?” said Trump.

“I have never ever said this, but truth is, they got caught spying. They were spying,” said Trump who then added, “Obama.”

Obamas Set to Buy $15M Martha’s Vineyard Estate

According to TMZ: Barack and Michelle Obama may soon become Kennedy adjacent because we’ve learned they’re in escrow for a remarkable, mega-expensive, Martha’s Vineyard estate. Multiple island sources tell us the Obamas are in escrow for the estate owned by Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck. The former Prez and First Lady have been renting the house this summer and loved it… Continue Reading

Trump Fourth of July Event Cost About as Much as an Obama Hawaii Vacation

So President Trump wants to lead a celebration of the Fourth of July, and all of a sudden liberals are worried about government spending. The press and the talking heads couldn’t stop jabbering about the cost. But all the money devoted to the event, including a patriotic speech by the president and several grand military… Continue Reading

Hannity: “Extraordinarily Damning” Info on Corruption at DOJ May be on the Way

Investigating the conduct of the Obama Justice Department, and the Obama White House – and Obama – in probe the Republican presidential campaign should be a priority for the Senate. Not to mention journalists, most of whom couldn’t care less. According to the Washington Examiner: Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday his sources are… Continue Reading

Obama: We Can Save the World if We Train “a Million Baracks and Michelles”

Barack Obama Monday suggested the best way to preserve the future is for the world to duplicate himself and Michelle, again and again and again. Obama spoke in Winnipeg, Canada. According to the Washington Examiner: He told a packed arena at Bell MTS Place how he plans to create a “university for social change” that… Continue Reading