The Democrats need a scalp, now that impeachment was a huge dud for them. Any scalp will do, most likely, but they’ve chosen to go after one that will help them keep whatever they’ve been up to for years under wraps.
The Democrats are going after Attorney General William Barr.
Less than two weeks after President Trump was acquitted by the Senate, Democrats have their sights set on Attorney General Bill Barr as a new target for investigations and even impeachment, following the AG’s apparent move to overrule prosecutors’ recommended sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone.
From members of Congress to members of the media, political operatives to law professors, Barr is under intense scrutiny from the left for alleged “misuse of the criminal justice system” involving not only the Stone case but the removal in January of U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and accepting Ukraine-related information from Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Uh-oh. It looks like the left needed Stone in jail and Liu running blocker for them for some reason. Otherwise, why “misuse of the criminal justice system” when the sentence for Stone was very much out of line for the offense involved, and Liu was replaced after leaving for the Treasury Department before her nomination to that position was withdrawn by the president.
So, naturally, the House Democrats wrote AG Barr a letter.
“In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant questions for this Committee,” wrote House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-Calif., in a letter confirming that Barr would testify, which he signed along with some of his fellow committee members. “In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership of the Department on Justice.”
Never mind that both the president and Barr deny that any requests have been made regarding criminal matters.
In any event, Barr will be on the hot seat before the House Judiciary Committee next week. That will be one to watch.