Bill Barr has turned out to be everything President Trump wanted in an attorney general – and more.
Former AG Jeff Sessions might’ve faired more favorably in 45’s eyes had he not recused himself from the Mueller investigation, but all of that is in the past.
During his Thursday morning address to the media regarding the Mueller report, Barr shut down a reporter who implied he was “covering” for Trump.
It was a total boss move.
Barr: "I'm not sure what your basis is for saying I'm being generous to the President."
A reporter then brings up his use of the word "unprecedented."
"Is there another precedent for it," Barr asks.
"No," the reporter answers.
"OK so unprecedented is an accurate description." pic.twitter.com/5Mkso4BOCR
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019
Barr consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and both concluded there was zero evidence against Trump.
As expected, far-left radical Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) is not thrilled with Barr.
From Fox News:
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., slammed Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday, stopping just short of asking for his resignation after saying the redacted Mueller report showed Barr misled the American people with his summary report last month.Advertisement - story continues below
The House Intelligence Committee chairman held a news conference just hours after the nearly 400-page redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released to the public.
Schiff claimed Barr “did a great disservice to the county by misrepresenting significant parts of the Mueller report, by attempting to put a positive spin for the president on the special counsel’s findings” last month.
He added, “On the issue of obstruction of justice, the report outlines multiple attempts by the president to mislead the country, to interfere with the investigation, to make false statements to the American people and to urge others to lie to the American people… that these actions had a material impact on the investigation.“
Schiff noted, “If the special counsel, as he made clear, had found evidence exonerating the president, he would have said so. He did not. He left that issue to the Congress of the United States and we will need to consider it.”
During his second day of testimony on Capitol Hill, Attorney General Barr made one thing abundantly clear – the 2016 Trump campaign was spied on by the federal government.
Is this yet another blemish on Barack Obama’s record?
The media won’t care, neither will Hollywood elitists or Congressional Democrats.
The fact of the matter is the truth has been revealed.
Bar says that the question isn’t whether there was spying, but whether it was adequately predicated. He’s clear that he isn’t making a pronouncement one way or the other, but he believes that it’s the duty of the AG to make sure our intelligence agencies are staying in their lane and not abusing their power.