The contentious battle over the truth of the RussiaGate investigation looks ready to continue rolling forward toward the 2020 election, despite the best efforts of Congress.
In the middle of this debate is Attorney General Bill Barr, who today refused to testify before a house committee on grounds that he wouldn’t be comfortable taking questions from congressional staffers who themselves were versed in legalese.
No matter what side of the aisle you hail from, this shifty move by Barr does little to protect the President from criticism, and surely doesn’t help answer the questions held by the American people reading Russia’s interference in the 2020 election.
Furthermore, Barr’s refusal has carelessly opened new avenues of attack for the democrats, who are hellbent on destroying the Trump presidency.
Nancy Pelosi, sensing the failure of Barr’s gamble, is now issuing a stark warning.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress about Robert Mueller’s report and Mueller’s issues with how Barr has characterized the special counsel’s findings.
“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America is not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” the California Democrat told reporters.
Pressed again about the accusation, Pelosi said, “He lied to Congress. If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law.” Asked whether Barr should go to jail, the speaker responded that “there’s a process involved here.”
Pelosi’s accusation may just be more political hair-splitting, but that doesn’t excuse Bill Barr’s lack of transparency – a move that will likely cast a pall over President Trump’s first term.
Fans of President Trump should surely be reevaluating their opinion of Bill Barr in the wake of this recent refusal to speak to Congress, and, more importantly, speak to the American people.
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