President Donald Trump on May 23 directed the heads of the CIA, FBI, State Department and other agencies to cooperate with Attorney General William Barr as he investigates the origins of the Russia investigation.
A majority of American voters in a recent poll sided with Barr’s decision to investigate the investigators which in this case directly involved U.S. intelligence agencies. The IC (intelligence community) is required to operate rigorously independent of partisan political agendas in serving U.S. national security interests.
A Hill/Harris-X survey conducted last week found that 62 percent of registered voters agreed with Barr’s decision to investigate the probe’s origins.
While faithfully airing the talking points of key Democrats in reaction to the expanding Barr investigation, major corporate media accounts have not noted the signs of mounting anxiety from those responsible for the Russian investigation that targeted Donald Trump.
Kevin Brock, former FBI assistant director for intelligence, wrote in an op-ed for The Hill that “In just the past week, we’ve seen a rush to comment by the former directors of national intelligence and the CIA. The FBI’s former general counsel has chimed in publicly and, of course, fired FBI Director Comey has been on a media offensive, practicing character assassination as a strategy with Barr among those in his crosshairs.