With the Mueller investigation in the books, attention is now focused on who orchestrated the investigation into the Trump campaign and President Trump and why. Indications are that it all could hit the fan fairly soon.

It has become abundantly clear that more than a few somebodies targeted Trump and his associates in order to divert attention from the real crimes that had been committed. Evidence of those crimes has been largely ignored by a news media hell-bent on taking Trump down while providing cover for his political opponents. What we don't yet know is how high up in the former Obama Administration this scandal reaches. We may be getting closer to finding out.

Judicial Watch is reporting, " A senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as a result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner."

The report continues, "E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, made the disclosure to Judicial Watch as part of court-ordered discovery into the Clinton email issue." Judicial Watch says Priestap also claims that Hillary Clinton attempted to destroy the emails.

The Inspector General is near completion of his investigation into the origins of the Trump probe. His report is expected by June. Attorney General William Barr has indicated a desire to get to the bottom of all of this, as well as the apparent cover-up of potentially criminal activities on the part of Hillary Clinton and others in the Obama Administration.

During Watergate in the first half of the 1970s, the buzz phrase was "what did the President know and when did he know it?" The same questions apply to Barack Obama. The answers may not be pleasant.

This is all about to get very interesting.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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