Barr’s Requests for Foreign Help Prompt Backlash in Australia, Italy, U.K.: Lawmakers, intelligence officials question why the attorney general is working outside usual channels in review of #Russia-probe origins. via
Sen. told me he worries AG Barr's unusual trips abroad "could put the Five Eyes relationship in jeopardy." "If Australia starts to feel that their intelligence is being used ... to smear an opponent of Mr. Trump, then that trust breaks down.”
Barr’s Requests for Foreign Help Prompt Backlash in Australia, Italy, U.K.
Our AG is a one-man wrecking ball to our allies: Barr’s Requests for Foreign Help Prompt Backlash in Australia, Italy, U.K. - WSJ
So I see the ⁦⁩ is doing its very best NYT, WashPo imitation. Lots of anonymous sources, disinformation (Congress hasn’t found evidence of criminal conduct, lol) and even a quote from Mark Warner. Everyone is panicking
Barr is stoking tensions in several foreign capitals by going outside usual channels to seek help from allies in reviewing the origins of the investigation that would become the Mueller probe. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
“Attorney General William Barr is stoking tensions in several foreign capitals, going outside usual channels to seek help from allies in reviewing the origins of a U.S. counterintelligence investigation begun during the 2016 presidential campaign.“
Lawmakers want to ask Italy's PM about allegations he set up meetings for Barr w/intel chiefs. “If the PM treated and continues to treat the intelligence services as his own personal servants, like people who bring him drinks, then he has to explain...”
The conspiracy theory at the heart of the Barr/Durham investigation has been smacked down the three US allies--Australia, Italy, and the UK--whose officials it accuses of sabotaging the Trump campaign (see, e.g. , and last week ).
Plenty of recent presidents have conducted more damaging and disruptive foreign policy. But none have harmed American national interests for such petty and narcissistic reasons.
I mean, I guess that sounds bad, but it's just the Wall Street Journal, which is totes antifa.
“‘It was a fairly polite request for something that the Australian government had already made pretty clear that we were quite happy to do,’ Mr. Morrison said.” “Fairly polite” is a fairly polite choice of words by the Australian PM about Trump.
Breakdown in solidarity among the “nationalist” international ... you hate to see it.