The Democrats have been out to get Barr for days now for ruining their plans. Some also speculate that they are trying to discredit him before he uncovers wrongdoing on the part of Democrats in the creation of the Russia hoax.
Now, Nancy Pelosi is accusing Barr of committing a crime, which is just ridiculous.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Pelosi: Barr Committed a Crime
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) joined many other House Democrats on Thursday accusing Attorney General Bill Barr of “committing a crime” and “lying to Congress.”
“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress. And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States and not the attorney general,” she said at a press conference after Barr did not appear for a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee.
“Being attorney general does not give you a bath to go say whatever you want. And it is the fact because you are the attorney general, it just isn’t true,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi confirmed her comments minutes later on Twitter, saying that Barr’s “decision to mislead the public in his testimony to Congress was not a technicality—it was a crime.”
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This looks like another classic case of projection. Democrats are rushing to accuse Barr before he has a chance to expose them.
House Democrats are even contemplating holding him in contempt.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
House Democrats say they may hold William Barr in contempt
House Democrats accused Atty. Gen. William Barr of lying to Congress and threatened Thursday to hold him in contempt, the latest salvo in a building constitutional clash between Democratic lawmakers and the Trump administration over access to witnesses and documents.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) said Barr broke the law when he testified on April 9 that he wasn’t aware of concerns from members of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s team that Barr had intentionally mischaracterized Mueller’s findings in a letter to Congress.
“The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States,” she told reporters. “That’s a crime.”
Mueller had complained to Barr in a private letter on March 27 that the attorney general’s summary letter failed to “fully capture the context, nature and substance” of the investigation and added to “public confusion about critical aspects of the results.”
The next six months are going to very interesting.
And perhaps not in ways the Democrats had hoped.