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Dems go after Barr's head (Resign, be Impeached, or Jail)
The Hill ^ | 05/02/19 | Mike Lillis and Cristina Marcos

Posted on 05/02/2019 2:47:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Democrats outraged over Attorney General William Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report are increasing their fire, threatening to hold him in contempt and even suggesting they could seek his impeachment.

The cries for Barr’s head exploded on Thursday after the attorney general skipped a House hearing one day after his testimony before a Senate panel shed new light on his differences with Mueller, the ex-FBI chief who led a two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats left an empty chair for Barr as they opened a hearing that would go nowhere. Afterward, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led her press conference by accusing Barr of committing a crime.

“He lied to Congress, and if anybody else did that it would be considered a crime,” she said. “Nobody is above the law; not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general.”

Pelosi did not rule out jail time as a potential punishment if Barr is later found to have broken the law.

“I really lost sleep last night after watching over and over again this testimony of the attorney general of the United States,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi’s harsh denunciation of Barr reflects the real anger of rank-and-file Democrats, who see him as a political operative seeking to protect President Trump at all costs.

But the political theater — Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) showed up with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken at the early-morning hearing to make a point about Barr’s lack of courage — obscured the fact that in focusing their ire on Barr, Democrats were not focused on impeaching his boss, a more divisive issue in the party.

Asked about the status of the Trump impeachment effort, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) acknowledged the scrutiny, at least this week, has veered elsewhere.

“I'm hearing about the impeachment for Bill Barr,” Khanna said. “I think he needs to resign, and he's been probably the most guilty of obstructing an investigation.”

Democrats have long been wary of Barr, who had raised eyebrows last year in arguing that Mueller had no basis for investigating Trump for obstructing justice. But the Democrats’ reservations with the attorney general have mushroomed this week after revelations that Mueller was frustrated with Barr’s initial framing of the investigators’ findings — and had expressed that agitation directly to the attorney general.

Mueller’s concerns consumed much of the oxygen during Barr’s appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Democrats hammered Barr to explain testimony he gave last month, when he suggested Mueller’s team had no problems with Barr’s summary of the report.

Multiple Democrats called for Barr to resign or be impeached, including Reps. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), Veronica Escobar (Texas), Kathleen Rice (N.Y.), Adam Schiff (Calif.) and Maxine Waters (Calif.).

Swalwell accused Barr of prejudging the special counsel's report, accusing the FBI of lying, lying to Congress and refusing to comply with a subpoena “all to protect the president.”

“There's only one thing left to do. Impeach him,” tweeted Swalwell, a member of the House Judiciary Committee who is running for president.

“He has abdicated on his responsibility. He has lied,” Waters, the House Financial Services Committee chairwoman, said of Barr on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” Tuesday night.

Another Judiciary Committee member, Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), called for Barr to resign and endorsed the idea of holding him in contempt of Congress.

“He has proven incapable of obeying the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States,” Demings said.

Republicans rushed to Barr’s defense, accusing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) of making unreasonable demands on Barr’s appearance.

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor blasting Democrats for allowing Cohen to mock Barr.

“You tell me whether or not the chair of that committee is actually serious about the subject when you've got a guy eating fried chicken in place of where they wanted Attorney General Barr to be,” Tillis said as he stood by an enlarged photo of Cohen eating the chicken.

“This guy didn't even have good enough sense to have Bojangles chicken,” Tillis added.

Democrats are vowing to press on, although some suggested a focus on ousting Barr might be a waste of time, since Trump would likely choose a replacement with similar legal views.

“The illusory thing about resignation as a remedy is the suggestion that somebody better might come back later. I hold out no hopes for that,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a former constitutional law professor. “But he certainly should resign if he has any professional self-respect left.”


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1 posted on 05/02/2019 2:47:36 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Sounds more like off with the head!


2 posted on 05/02/2019 2:48:37 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: yesthatjallen

It’s getting close............................


3 posted on 05/02/2019 2:49:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: yesthatjallen

What specifically was the crime? Remember, he had no objection to Mueller coming in behind him.


4 posted on 05/02/2019 2:49:40 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: yesthatjallen

Below is why Pelosi, Nadler, H. Clinton, every left wing Congressit and their pet mediots are going after AG Barr: He is after the leakers and those who used the leaks!

AG Barr: ‘We Have Multiple Criminal Leak Investigations Underway’ After Russia Probe
PJ Media ^ | 05/02/2019 | Tyler O’Neil
Posted on 5/2/2019, 7:27:55 AM by SeekAndFind

On Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr revealed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched many investigations into the constant leaks to the media during the Trump-Russia investigation. The DOJ is examining just exactly how mainstream media outlets had scoops on the investigation long before Congress had heard anything about the subject matter.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Barr about the leaks in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“The Inspector General found that during the department’s investigation of Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, there was a culture of unauthorized media contacts. During the Russian investigation, the leaks continued. Leaks undermine the ability of investigators to investigate,” Grassley argued. “Further leaks to the papers while Congress’s questions to the department go unanswered is unacceptable.”

“What are you doing to investigate unauthorized media contacts by the department and FBI officials during the Russian investigation?” he asked.

“We have multiple criminal leak investigations underway,” Barr responded.

Later in the hearing, Sen. Joe Kennedy (R-La.) suggested Barr extend the probes to special counsel Robert Mueller and his team as well. “When you’re investigating leaks at the Department of Justice and the FBI, I hope you will include the Mueller team as well,” Kennedy said, concluding his remarks.

Last month, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said he had sent multiple criminal referrals to the Department of Justice, including some related to leaks.

“There are five direct referrals based on lying, obstruction, congressional investigation, and leaking. We have a global leaks referral, which involves just a few reporters but could involve multiple people. I don’t think it’s that many people because I think they probably only have a few sources within these agencies,” Nunes said.

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5 posted on 05/02/2019 2:50:27 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( One of President Trump’s Clinging, Deploreable, Low IQ Dreg supporters helping to MAGA!)
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To: yesthatjallen

They are making quite certain that I will never respect anything Democrat again. If they pass a law I will defy it as illegitimate.


6 posted on 05/02/2019 2:50:41 PM PDT by thoughtomator (The Clinton Coup attempt was a worse attack on the USA than was 9/11)
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To: yesthatjallen

Do our enemy’s not know...that all it will take now is just a spark?

Are they this foolish/stupid? Or is it the Democratics plan to force us into the proverbial ‘corner’....when all that is left to us is striking back....by other means.

Here is the link to the article.....

God bless all free men...


7 posted on 05/02/2019 2:50:54 PM PDT by RevelationDavid
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To: yesthatjallen

Another story that leaves out pertinent information. The dem congress critters wanted him to give congressional testimony to non-congressmen..something that has NEVER been done before by anyone. They set it up so he wouldn’t come and he told them that he wouldn’t come if they did that and they specifically voted to do that guaranteeing he wouldn’t be there.


8 posted on 05/02/2019 2:51:25 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Red Badger

Noose is tightening.....


9 posted on 05/02/2019 2:51:57 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: yesthatjallen
The best election ever, gets better each day when AG Barr reviews/discusses the legal realities and not the DNC/Mediot BS!


10 posted on 05/02/2019 2:53:13 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( One of President Trump’s Clinging, Deploreable, Low IQ Dreg supporters helping to MAGA!)
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To: yesthatjallen

They are vicious and stupid.

I hope Barr doesn’t get intimidated.


11 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:01 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: yesthatjallen

Hillary is really cracking the whip on the baby killer party.


12 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:21 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: yesthatjallen

Barr confirmation vote.

.............54,Yes..........45,No
Democrats......3, Yes..... 44, No
Republicans...51, Yes..... 1, No


13 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:21 PM PDT by samtheman (To steal an election, who do you collude with? Russians in Russia or Mexicans in California?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Lefty Liberal fascist heads are exploding.

Oh, I just love to see these lefty idiots gnashing their teeth and finding only gums. If they were animals they’d have to get someone to chew their meat for them.


14 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:39 PM PDT by Candor7 ((Obama Fascism)http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: thoughtomator

They know Barr is the vehicle of their destruction.

We are getting very close to D Day.

Comey goes first ?


15 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:52 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: yesthatjallen
He showed me yesterday, he can handle these clowns. Let the bodies hit the floor.

"Yo, I got slugs for snitches, no love for bitches // Puttin' thugs in ditches when my trigger finger itches".

16 posted on 05/02/2019 2:54:57 PM PDT by dead (Our next president is going to be sooooo boring.)
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To: yesthatjallen

What exactly is this so-called “lie.” I haven’t heard any of the insane clown policy tell us what Barr said that is a “lie.” I didn’t hear any such thing. Just a guy telling them the truth, which they obviously can’t handle.


17 posted on 05/02/2019 2:55:18 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: yesthatjallen

Let us not forget that the action would be subject to debate and a vote.


18 posted on 05/02/2019 2:55:20 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Democrats have cast the first stone. It's Trump's turn now.)
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To: Zathras

I sure hope we have Barr’s back on this. I can foresee a scenario where he gets neutered, and conservatives bitch and moan about it, but really don’t do anything of consequence.


19 posted on 05/02/2019 2:56:15 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: yesthatjallen

What, exactly, are these vile Dims accusing Barr of lying about???


20 posted on 05/02/2019 2:56:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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