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Trump Turns On Bill Barr For Failing To Deliver An October Surprise: ‘I’m Not Happy!’

President Donald Trump thought his handpicked attorney general, William Barr, would be able to help him win a second term in office, but with each day and every new poll, it’s becoming clear that Barr’s Justice Department has failed to deliver the “October Surprise” Trump had been expecting to help salvage his failing reelection campaign.

Only a few days ago, Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that he expected AG Barr to bring “charges” against former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now the Democratic presidential nominee:

“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.

“Bill Barr is gonna go down as either greatest attorney general in history of the country, or he’s gonna go down as a very sad situation.”

And yet, just yesterday we learned from The Washington Post that a DOJ probe commissioned by Barr to determine if any Obama-era officials “unmasked” members of Trump’s 2016 campaign has failed to deliver the goods Trump and Barr were hoping for:

“The federal prosecutor appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to review whether Obama-era officials improperly requested the identities of individuals whose names were redacted in intelligence documents has completed his work without finding any substantive wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the matter.”

Trump was asked about the dead-end in the unmasking investigation and whether or not Barr would remain as attorney general if he’s reelected by Greg Kelly of Newsmax, and the president made it clear he was not pleased that Barr hadn’t been able to resurrect his sinking campaign, remarking:

Personally, I think it’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. It’s a disgrace. I think it’s really a horrible thing that they’re allowed to get away — when they say no indictments, they actually said no indictments before the election. I had to go through elections with all those clouds over my head. But they don’t because the Republicans are so nice. Personally, I think it’s too bad. I think it’s too bad, they’re guilty as hell.”

Would Trump retain Barr if he happens to somehow win in November? The president merely responded that is was “too soon” to say what he might do.

The last Hail Mary pass that Donald Trump had left to play has now fallen incomplete and the president remains far behind Biden with just a few seconds left to play in the fourth quarter.

Don’t be surprised if over next few weeks Trump begins dumping Barr and other administration officials in a desperate attempt to pretend he’s still in charge and so he can act “presidential.”

The October Surprise is dead. The only surprise that remains is whether or not Trump merely loses or gets humiliated in a historic landslide. Either way, we’ll finally be rid of this cancer on our republic.

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This Legal ‘October Surprise’ Could Well Destroy Trump’s Fading Chances Of Winning The Election

As of today, there are exactly 65 days remaining until Election Day. And, as of today, President Donald Trump is behind in the polls to his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, with the latest Real Clear Politics poll of polls showing Biden holding a steady 6.9 percent lead over the incumbent president while more Americans die each day from coronavirus and the U.S. economy remains in a deep recession, including 31 million unemployed.

What, you may ask, could possibly be worse than the deep hole Trump sees himself in with just over two months until the votes are counted?

As Frank Vogl notes in an illuminating article he wrote for The Globalist, there may well a proverbial “October Surprise” waiting in the wings that could completely sink whatever chances of winning Trump still has left.

That October Surprise will likely originate in New York, the birthplace of Donald Trump, and it will probably take place in a New York courthouse:

“One clock is ticking in New York City where criminal charges could be announced against Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization.”

What might that entail? Very possibly criminal indictments of bank and insurance fraud against both the president and his company, which is currently headed by his two eldest sons, Don Jr. and Eric.

But even if indictments aren’t handed down before November 3, court documents could still lay out all sorts of criminal behavior by the president and the company that bears his name, Vogl explains:

“Delaying tactics by Trump’s lawyers could backfire. If they continue to declare that (Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus) Vance is just on a vague fishing expedition in seeking Trump’s tax records, then Vance could file a detailed brief to the courts — which might be made public.

“Such a document, perhaps based in part on the Deutsche Bank information, could amount to a stunning catalogue of tax and general business frauds.”

No sitting president has ever been criminally indicted while serving in office. That alone would make such a happening both historic and politically damaging for Trump, who is already seen by many Americans as being less than honest and possibly involved in all sorts of illegal behavior.

While we cannot possibly know if or when Vance’s office will file charges, we can certainly surmise that he already has a wealth of information about the president and the Trump Organization. And if any of that information comes to light before Election Day, it could spell the end of the road for Donald Trump and the beginning of his new career: Criminal defendant.

It promises to be a very interesting 65 days.