The Wall Street Journal is now reporting:

Attorney General William Barr’s expanding review of the Russia probe has evolved into a criminal investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter, giving a federal prosecutor who is leading the inquiry the ability to subpoena witnesses and use a grand jury.

The ramping up of the review into an investigation that could bring criminal charges comes as Congress pursues an impeachment inquiry centered on President Trump’s efforts to persuade Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, including former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Mr. Trump and his Republican allies have long urged the Justice Department to prove whether the president and his associates were unduly targeted for surveillance during the 2016 campaign by politically biased investigators.

So as it turns out, it’s precisely what we have suspected all along… And what I said just the other day… The entire purpose of the impeachment effort is to create confusion so as to protect Democrats.

“These reports, if true, raise profound new concerns that the Department of Justice under Attorney General William Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge,” said Reps. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.) and Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), chairmen of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees, respectively.


No, Butterball.


Crimes have been discovered and will be prosecuted.

Oh… and physicality aside, guess who’s going to be making one of the biggest targets?