Skip to comments.AG Barr warns against 'political' impeachment, hits back at Comey in Fox News interview
Posted on 12/18/2019 1:54:25 PM PST by jazusamo
Attorney General Bill Barr, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News, warned that impeachment could be "trivialized" by Democrats' efforts to remove President Trump, while also firing back at ex-FBI Director James Comey's reaction to the Justice Department inspector general's report on the Russia investigation.
Barr sat down with Martha MacCallum as the House of Representatives was debating two articles of impeachment ahead of an expected floor vote. The top law enforcement officer noted that the Constitution specifically includes a high standard for impeachment, and said he does not believe the allegations against President Trump meet that standard.
"As a general matter, I think we have to be careful about trivializing the process and they put in a hurdle of high crimes -- of treason, bribery and other high crimes," Barr told "The Story with Martha MacCallum" in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night. "The articles of impeachment here do not allege a violation of law, and it looks as if its going to be along partisan lines -- I think -- you know, Im concerned about it being trivialized and used as a political tool."
House Republicans made similar arguments as members of both parties took to the House floor throughout the day Wednesday. They clashed over articles of impeachment against Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, in connection with his efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations of Democrats as his administration withheld aid. GOP members have claimed that abuse of power is not a statutory crime, and that if Democrats had a problem with Trump asserting privilege when he instructed witnesses not to comply with requests to testify, they should have gone to the courts.
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Nancy has no Standards
Barr isn’t afraid to speak up. Criticize him if you will but his hands are tied. He is creating a record which cannot be erased.
Here we go again BAGpipe Barr at it again...ALL talk no action! Sick of it!! An innocent man is about to be impeached for the history records while the SOB’s and the bitch from hell prance around like peacocks free as birds!! EFFIN SICK OF IT!!
I couldn’t agree more and believe he’ll go down as a great AG.
Verbally “hitting back” on FOX News is one thing, how ‘bout the AG start hitting back with indictments.
Really, when are we going to start getting some justice?
I watched the hearing today with Horowitz. I have faith in Senator Ron Johnson who led the hearing.
The press does not want to talk about the report because it clearly lays out how the fbi spied on Trump. It is mind boggling.
Yes, but how many votes were changed in 2016, Travis?
Good one, Bump!
Barr never met a camera he didn’t like. Or an all you can eat buffet.
You are sick all right.
Get a life.
You have no clue about AG Barr
as if you do.
Lets Wrap This Baby Up, Folks Donate Today!
Unlike you I do not consider that President Trump is a stupid man.
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