Attorney General Testifies, Dems Call for Resignation

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Congressional Democrats continue to fight the results of the Mueller investigation: that President Trump did not collude with Russia, nor did he obstruct the investigation. On the eve of the scheduled testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, The Washington Post published a letter leaked by Mueller’s team complaining about Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the release of the report. The Post headline reads, “Mueller complained to Barr about memo on key findings.”

The headline is misleading, and the Senate Democrats used it to suggest that Barr is guilty of covering up for the President.

Here are the details of the exchange between Barr and Mueller regarding the report:

1. Mueller, who answers to Attorney General Barr, sent him his full 448-page report. Within it are details of ongoing criminal cases, and names, which by law must be kept secret. Mueller also sent a 19-page introduction/summary, which he wanted Barr to release ahead of the report.

2. Barr didn’t want a trickle of information coming out. So he published a very short statement summarizing the report’s findings: no collusion, no obstruction. Then Barr began having attorneys redact sensitive information. It took two weeks before he released the full-448 page report.

3. Mueller wrote Barr a letter of complaint, which got leaked to the Post. The letter says Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s report.

5. Barr phoned Mueller and said, “What’s up with the letter? Why didn’t you just call me.” Then Barr, with witnesses present, asked Mueller if he had issues with the substance of Barr’s summary. Mueller replied, “No,” he didn’t have a problem with Barr’s summary, only with the stories in the press and that his 19-page intro/summary wasn’t released separately.

6. When pressed, Barr told the Senators that he felt the letter from Mueller was “a bit snitty,” and was probably written by one of his staff people.

The Questions and Answers

Wednesday’s hearing began with Chairman Lindsey Graham reading the texts between Special Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ Lawyer Lisa Page, including passages expressing profanity and their hatred for Donald Trump. Both people were involved in the investigations into Hillary’s illegal email server and Trump-Russia collusion. They stated that they wanted Trump’s candidacy to be destroyed by any means possible.

The whole hearing could have been summed up when Graham asked Barr: “Was there an underlying crime here?” and Barr responded, “No.”

  • Attorney General Barr gave his opening statement, and quoted Attorney General Robert Jackson who said: “The most dangerous power of the prosecutor: that he will pick people that he thinks he should get, rather than pick cases that need to be prosecuted.” This is the same quote used by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was in charge of the Mueller investigation, in his resignation letter sent to the President on Monday.
  • Barr confirmed he has multiple criminal investigations open into FBI and Department of Justice leakers.
  • Barr was asked why Trump wasn’t warned about Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign. He responded, “One of the things that I can’t fathom why it did not happen. If you’re concerned about interference in the election.. I don’t understand why the Bureau would not have gone and given a defensive briefing [alerting Trump to the risks].”
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) called it an exceptionally weak argument to suggest Barr was hiding something by holding off on releasing Mueller’s 19-page intro/ summary. Cruz responded, “Because if you’re hiding something, General Barr, you’re doing a very lousy job of hiding it… the thing they’re suggesting you hid, you released to Congress and the American people.”
  • Graham later had to step in when Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said Barr is no different from the “people who sacrificed their once decent reputations for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office.” She called for Barr to resign, and Graham called her out for slander.

Democrats used Mueller’s letter to suggest Barr is unfit to serve as Attorney General. Several senators have called for him to resign, recuse himself, or be impeached.

Barr Decides Not to Testify Before the House

Barr was scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but that was before Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) made an unprecedented change to the format. In addition to committee member’s questions, Barr would also have to face grilling by committee lawyers. The Justice Department informed Nadler that Barr would not comply, saying this was inappropriate, unprecedented, and unnecessary to their oversight functions.

Chairman Nadler (D-NY) also asked for the full, unredacted Mueller report, including the information that is being used for grand jury trials.

  • Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd responded to him in a letter saying this request was not legitimate oversight, because some of the information is protected and must be kept classified according to law. Boyd called the request an attempt to “rummage through its files.”
  • Nadler has threatened to hold Barr in contempt of Congress for essentially refusing to break the law and turn over the files.
  • There is a less-redacted version of the report which omits just 2 percent of the information, according to AG Barr. Only two lawmakers (GOP) have actually gone to see it, although it has been offered to both Democrat and Republican members.

Why this Matters: It has become abundantly clear that Democrats will not let go of the Russia collusion/obstruction narrative, aided and abetted by the Fake New media. The only way this goes away is when the President releases the declassified requests for warrants to spy on the Trump team, which were based on a phony dossier. President Trump has promised that all of this and more is coming–which likely means the documents revealing it was former President Obama who headed the conspiracy/attempted coup.

For some of us, the releases cannot come soon enough!

How to Pray: For the President to hear God on the right moment to let it all out… and until then, that everyone would be protected. There are a lot of people who have much to lose! Pray that there will be news outlets who will publish the truth.

Ecc. 3:1,7 – To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Ecc. 3:16-17 – And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

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Comments

  1. Jana Rea says:

    I am so grateful for your orderly summation and sequence of the facts and for the very appropriate scriptures. We need to be grounded in those promises while we watch the pray daily.
    Gratefully
    Jana

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