The Mueller investigation didn’t lead to the end Democrats wanted, so now they’re going after the messenger. Having failed to oust Trump over Russia, they want to investigate Attorney General William Barr.
Here We Go: Dems Want The Inspector General To Investigate Barr
Eleven Democrats pen a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Department of Justice Director and Chief Counsel Corey Amundson asking for an investigation into Attorney General William Barr’s handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“We write regarding the serious concerns that have been raised about the actions of Attorney General William Barr with respect to his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Attorney General Barr’s actions raise significant questions about his decision not to recuse himself from overseeing the Special Counsel’s investigation, whether his actions with respect to the release of the report complied with Department of Justice policies and practices, and whether he has demonstrated sufficient impartiality to continue overseeing the fourteen criminal matters related to the Special Counsel’s investigation that were referred principally to other components of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),” the letter said.
“In light of these concerns, we respectfully request that the Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Professional Responsibility immediately begin investigations of these issues.”
The letter comes just before Barr is scheduled to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Democrats are simply incapable of letting go of their witch hunt.
From USA Today:
AG William Barr steps into Russia probe firestorm with two Congressional appearances
Attorney General William Barr had hoped that briefing reporters just before he finally released the report detailing an investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s attempts to thwart it would put to rest questions about his handling of the probe.
It did not. Since leaving the Justice Department podium that morning, the political firestorm surrounding Barr has only intensified. Now he is set to face a restive Congress whose members remain bitterly divided over how special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should guide their parties’ political futures.
Barr is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee, and on Thursday before a Democratic-controlled panel in the House. But even the seemingly routine matter of arranging his testimony has proved contentious, and Barr and lawmakers had yet to reach an agreement on Wednesday evening on the format for how he would be questioned by the House committee.
A year after Trump finishes his second term, Democrats will still be calling for more investigations.
Count on it.