The Democrats are trying to threaten Barr into not talking anymore…
Attorney General William Barr said that his handling of the Mueller report and its aftermath is rooted in a desire to defend the power of the executive branch rather than personal support for President Trump.
“I felt the rules were being changed to hurt Trump, and I thought it was damaging for the presidency over the long haul,” Barr told The Wall Street Journal in El Salvador in an interview published Monday, where he traveled last week to boost support for Trump’s policies toward the violent street gang MS-13.
“At every grave juncture the presidency has done what it is supposed to do, which is to provide leadership and direction,” Barr added. “If you destroy the presidency and make it an errand boy for Congress, we’re going to be a much weaker and more divided nation.”
Democrats have accused Barr and Trump of trying to stonewall and obstruct Congress’ oversight duties a charge that was repeated Monday after Trump directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. That committee voted earlier this month to hold Barr in contempt after he defied a subpoena for an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian activities during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In an interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer last week, Barr described that vote as “part of the usual … political circus that’s being played out. It doesn’t surprise me.”
Barr has taken the opprobrium in stride, going so far as to approach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a Capitol Hill event last week and ask her if she had brought her handcuffs.
Barr told Fox News last week that he had ordered an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe because many of the answers he had gotten were “inadequate.”
“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period,” he told “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer. “If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale. I’m not saying that happened but its something we have to look at.”
Barr specifically expressed a desire to focus on developments between Election Day in 2016 and Trump’s inauguration in 2017, saying “some very strange developments” took place in that time.
“I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened,” he said. “The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities. He was looking at whether or not the Trump campaign had conspired with the Russians. But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program. And we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it.”
Src: Fox News
Well why would mule head even consider looking at who/why/how the entire ‘investigation’ was predicated on, that just have revealed how it was based on the dossier and simply a large set of partisan politics. Can’t have a major political party besmirched now can we.
barr is a fucking asshole like trump let’s hope the full report can come out soon
Wrong! Barr is a highly intelligent, thorough and dedicated investigator. It’s the Deep State’s desire to discredit him in the hopes that he’ll be taken off the project because they’re concerned about the handcuffs they’ll be wearing temporarily as they’re headed off to their new home – cells and iron bars. Way to go Obama and team!
You should get your head out of the sand and open your eyes as to what the demonrats were up to. Then try doing independent research for yourself instead of believing everything the biased liberal socialist media is putting out there as news when it really is propaganda, and lies.
You know Dbest, you are like all the other parasites that vote democrat. You think you are going to get something for nothing and when it doesn’t come from the jerks who promised it to you, you make up all kinds of excuses. Trump has done more for this country in 2 years that Obama and all the rest of the stupid democrats have done in their life times. Remember, those who pay the bills and take the chances are the one providing you with what you have. One day those paying might just choose not to pay anymore. Remember those who are big enough to promise you everything you want are also big enough to take it all away.
Well said with a name like dbest you know that it not the sand that he has head in.
Yep, let’s get the truth out there. That’s why the left is scurrying around like a bunch of rats on a sinking ship.
The full report will never come out ! It is against the law to release Grand Jury info to the public ! Get a grip, take a deep breath and call upstairs from your basement room for your mom to bring you some cookies and milk ! Now get some sleep so you can be up early to catch the short bus !
Grand Jury testimony was made public during the Nixon impeachment hearings so there is legal precedent for doin so.
BRILLIANT OBSERVATION. YOU NEED TO FIND SOME NEW PLAYMATES. SOME WITH AT LEAST SOME GRADE SCHOOL.
Dbest, You are as delusional as the DemocRAT Party. You do not want the truth to come out – YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.
Dworst, you are the fing ahole like Obummer and Billary, Libtard!!!
But we don’t even need the unredacted report because the redacted one reveals a very damning picture of Trumps corruption and illegality. The only reason he escaped prosecution is that it is Justice Department policy to not indict a sitting president. Once he leaves office he will be fair game. I hope the bastard finally gets his due for all the bad shit he has done to others in his lifetime.
Hey, genius. The full report is available to all members of congress. They simply have to go to a secure facility to read it.
Oh my don’t you have a gaggle
Of facts to back up your idiocy!!
Hey, genius. Congressional members can read the un-redacted report. However, they have to carry their lazy asses to a secure facility to do it. This whole issue is nothing but a smoke screen by the Democrats to try and divert attention from their own illegal behaviors.
Hey, SEWER MOUTH! What passes your lips comes from a mind that is like a full colostomy bag. Your mother must be truly sorry she didn’t ABORT you.!
NO, you are.
You seem to know alot about assholes! This tells me a lot about you.
You lil looser wussie manboy-wahwahwah!!!!
The closer Barr gets to exposing the Deep State, the more they go into panic mode. Barr gave Congress everything that was legal to give them. It’s fun to watch them turn on each other.
You might want to look in the mirror, then you can see a real fucking ashole
Bill Barr knows exactly what the Democrats are up to and has called them out. Noteworthy is that the Democrat’s actions never confront these allegations, they only confirm them.
Barr is doing a fine job and that is what has the Democratic Congress running scared.
How would you know?
I consider myself an independent voter and have voted both sides from time to time. But I do believe this congress consist of either the dumbest or crookedest(or both) bunch of politicians ever to be assembled there. From Pelosi on down they shoot themselves in the foot most every day. Yet they keep poking the “BARR” knowing full well they are gonna get bit before this is over. If they had any sense they would jump on this success train and cooperate a little instead of continually dragging the nation down.
Very well said Kurt Walker
You are a very confused person. It is Trump dragging down the country. The Congress is our only hope for stopping the damage.
We need to remove Trump from office – on way or another, impeachment, the 25th Amendment or through the election process. The sooner the better to stem the damage he can do – like start a war with Iran.
Exhibit A for the crooked Democrats:https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-21/elijah-cummings-wife-accused-self-dealing-illegal-private-benefit
Dems.be careful the shit is going to hit the fan and you dumbass dems will be sucking your d$#$*thimbs try are all going down along with Killer Clinton .
If Russian interference was the real focus, why would Mueller not have investigated the obvious–the Steel Dossier as Russian disinformation being fed to our government and the uses to which it was put by a presidential candidate, an administration, a political party, and Federal law enforcement agencies? Why would a young, intelligent and competent FBI operative like Rosenstein just leave the agency he loves and has served honorably? His resignation letter was in no way critical of Trump, or bitter. He also related he was “relieved to be relieved” of FISA responsibility. I see a distinct possibility that he may not have been what so many people thought he was. He may now be a devastating witness, testifying about one of the biggest scandals in our political history. We’ll see. We would not want to mindlessly and rabidly pre-judge all this like the crew that has been bashing Trump far past any normal expectation for so long. Sometimes, you get what you need; an imperfect vessel with a set of skills desperately needed in a certain time and place. The fact Trump engenders such fear in the administrative state is telling, and perhaps healthy, in the end, for our republic. If the economy holds and he doesn’t do anything monumentally stupid between now and November, 2020, I think he will be re-elected, despite all the noise. Meanwhile, the bipartisan hypocricy is stunning, and the failure of Congress to fix basic problems almost criminal. Someone needs to break this log jam one way or another. I hope it happens.
If President Obama had any guts he should go to the AG and tell him what he did and why he did it. Obama did say that Russia was unable or did not sand bag ballots. Dems have done that for years. Obama will ultimately be the Fox in the hen house.
The Democrats are the true criminals in this matter and it goes up the Obama White House ladder. The FBI as well as Janet Lynch ,Comey , Brennan , Clapper are already running over one another with a back hoe . So we shall see who ends up the scape goat for the 35 million dollar farce . It’s shameful and frankly we Americans are being played . Really disgusting bunch of Swamp rats and gators !!!
Trump is doing an outstanding job as president. I can’t understand why Nadler and his dem house committee don’t leave this president along and let him continue uninterrupted. I can only imagine how much more the president could have been accomplishing if only he were left alone.
let Barr do his job , and when the dems. and those who want Trump gone are caught with there hand in the cookie jar and end up in prison. don’t shed a tear.
the Cartel needs to be stopped and drain the swamp. It is time for TERM LIMITS too many people leave congress as multi millionaires and only work 24 weeks per yr.
The Democrats are running scared now, pointing fingers at each other. The shit is going to hit the fan. It’s about time they are all held accountable for trying to take the duly elected President down. That act was treasonous. Their big talk now is because they are trying to shine the light off them and their corrupt actions. I sure hope we have enough jail space for all of them. Starting with: Hillary, Comey, James Clapper, John Brennan, Peter Strotz, Lisa Page, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch, James Baker, Andrew McCabe, Uma Abedine, and BARACK OBAMA. This list is not complete.
If one looks at the Constitution; the House of Representative is not a legal arm of our government. they hold legal authority other than, for oversight reasons that would relate to pending legislation. If there was something criminal they are obligated to turn it over to the Justice Department, which is headed by the Attorney General. I have yet to hear or see a probable cause for their action. Actually they are interfering with the Executive Branch, which could end up a condemnation by the Supreme Court. By the way Congress has two Houses and on any that is important both House must agree, We the People meaning both Houses are who is in charge. If it comes to crisis and if the Supreme Court who is there to defend the Constitution, can’t come to an agreement; a Constitutional Convention can be brought into session and our our servants in Congress, will be up for a vote,if it is necessary.
I agree with Kurt. The democrats have been in control for about 2+ years now and they still get paid for doing what? Important things are not being done! Trump 2020.
Let’s talk about the illegals for a moment. I heard today on KYW News, in Texas, the holding area is overflowing. So, illegals are being FLOWN from one city to another in Texas. Sorry, I don’t remember the two cities. The cost is $30,000! And, guess who is paying? Us. We can add that expensive to the list of, food, housing, medical….President Trump hit the nail on the head when he said, the illegals think they are going to Disney
Buy the way, ISIS is forbidden to send the illegals to SANCTUARY cities!
Yes I agree Barr is no dummy, the Democrats are the dummies for even thinking for one minute that he is the dummy. Get over it Democrat Representatives, go home and cry.
They need to go to their safe place not home.
The Democratic Congress should start doing “The People’s Business” they were elected to do rather than continually trying to get dirt on and bring down President Trump, who we elected as our President. What have they done this term except crying over what they lost? Seems they are more afraid of losing all their perks and special interest money because our President is trying to “clean the swamp”. Our country will be in serious trouble if Democrats win the next election. Pray.
There is no more Democrat Party – it has been absorbed into the Communist Party USA.
This witch hunt is why they call bogus accusations Trumped up charges.