2020-10-14 16:01

Bill Barr risks the ire of Trump after General Flynn 'unmasking' probe into misconduct by Obama officials finds NO wrongdoing and will NOT lead to criminal charges Eeu世界播

比尔·巴尔(Bill Barr)冒着激怒特朗普的风险,此前弗林将军对奥巴马官员不当行为的“揭发”调查没有发现任何不当行为,也不会导致刑事指控。Eeu世界播


A federal prosecutor who was asked to investigate whether Obama-era officials acted improperly in the 'unmasking' of Americans mentioned in intelligence reports has failed to find any substantive wrongdoing, according to a report. Eeu世界播


The Washington Post on Tuesday reported that John Bash,United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, had handed in his findings and concludedthere was no major misconduct. Eeu世界播

《华盛顿邮报》(The Washington Post)周二报道称,德克萨斯州西区联邦检察官约翰·巴什(John Bash)已经提交了调查结果,并得出结论称,没有重大不当行为。Eeu世界播

Bash was assigned by Bill Barr, the attorney general, in May the task of reviewing the 2016 'unmasking' actions. Eeu世界播

今年5月,司法部长比尔·巴尔(Bill Barr)指派巴什审查2016年的“揭发”行动。Eeu世界播

His report found no evidence of wrongdoing, in a blow to Donald Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that Obama officials acted unlawfully. Eeu世界播

他的报告没有发现任何不当行为的证据,这对唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)是一个打击,他一再声称奥巴马官员的行为是非法的。Eeu世界播

On October 5, Bash announced he was resigning, effective October 9, to enter private practice. Eeu世界播


Asked Tuesday if Bash had quit over anything related to unmasking, Kerri Kupec, the Department of Justice (DoJ) spokesman, said: 'No, that was not my understanding.' Eeu世界播

周二,当被问及巴什是否因任何与揭发有关的事情而辞职时,司法部发言人凯里·库佩克(Kerri Kupec)说:“不,这不是我的理解。”Eeu世界播


Michael Flynn's name appeared in intelligence reports because he spoke to people who were being listened to by the US intelligence agencies Eeu世界播



John Bash, the US Attorney for Western Texas (pictured), left the DoJ on October 9 Eeu世界播

美国德克萨斯州西部检察官约翰·巴什(John Bash,见图)于10月9日离开美国司法部Eeu世界播

Bash was asked to look into the actions of officials including Joe Biden; James Comey, the former FBI director;former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper. Eeu世界播

巴什被要求调查包括乔·拜登(Joe Biden)、前联邦调查局(FBI)局长詹姆斯·科米(James Comey)、前白宫幕僚长丹尼斯·麦克多诺(Denis McDonough)、前中央情报局局长约翰·布伦南(John Brennan)和前国家情报总监詹姆斯·克拉珀(James Clapper)在内的官员的行动。Eeu世界播

They were all privy to classified intelligence reports which suggested that an American citizen had been speaking to individuals who were being monitored by the intelligence agencies. Eeu世界播


That person was later found to be Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's short-lived National Security Agency head. Eeu世界播

这个人后来被发现就是唐纳德·特朗普短暂任职的国家安全局局长迈克尔·弗林(Michael Flynn)。Eeu世界播

Bash's work investigating the 'unmasking' - the revealing of Flynn's name - was in addition to inquiries that Barr ordered by carried out by John Durham, attorney for Connecticut, and Jeff Jensen in St. Louis, who had been tapped specially to review the Flynn case and ultimately advised that the Justice Department should drop it. Eeu世界播

除了巴什下令由康涅狄格州律师约翰·达勒姆(John Durham)和圣路易斯的杰夫·詹森(Jeff Jensen)进行调查外,巴什还在调查“揭发”-披露弗林的名字-这两人曾被特别指派审查弗林一案,并最终建议司法部撤销调查。Eeu世界播

Durham is looking at unmasking as part of his broader investigation into the FBI's 2016 probe of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the election. Eeu世界播


Barr recently told some Republican politicians that no report of Durham's investigation would be released before the November election. Eeu世界播



Bill Barr, the attorney general, in May asked Bash to investigate the 'unmasking' Eeu世界播

司法部长比尔·巴尔(Bill Barr)在5月份要求巴什调查这起“揭发”事件Eeu世界播

Trump has in recent days called the delay in the Durham case 'a disgrace'. Eeu世界播


He is yet to respond to the news of Bash's findings, which will unlikely come as a deep disappointment. Eeu世界播


'Unmasking' is common because it allows government officials to better understand a document they are reading. Eeu世界播


Bash's team was focused not just on unmasking, but also on whether Obama-era officials provided information to reporters, the paper reported. Eeu世界播


The findings ultimately turned over to Barr fell short of what Trump and others might have hoped, and the attorney general's office elected not to release them publicly, people familiar with the matter told the Post. Eeu世界播


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