William Barr said the one thing that sent Nancy Pelosi running for her life
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are hell-bent on removing Donald Trump from office.
Robert Mueller’s July 17 public testimony is their best chance to make that dream a reality.
But William Barr stepped up and said the one thing that sent Nancy Pelosi running for her life.
Attorney General William Barr granted a rare interview to the Associated Press where he discussed the upcoming Mueller testimony.
Barr questioned the need for Mueller to testify before Congress given that Mueller already stated that his report was his testimony and that he would not stray from the report if Congress wanted him to testify.
The Attorney General also dismissed the event as a “public spectacle.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Barr accused House Democrats of trying to create a “public spectacle” by subpoenaing Mueller to testify July 17 before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees, he told The Associated Press.
“I was disappointed to see him subpoenaed because I don’t think that serves an important purpose dragging Bob Mueller up if he in fact is going to stick to the report,” Barr said during a visit to Edgefield, S.C.
“It seems to me the only reason for doing that is to create some kind of public spectacle.”
Barr said the Justice Department would support Mueller if he decides he “doesn’t want to subject himself” to the public hearing. He also said the Justice Department will block any attempts by Congress to subpoena members of the special counsel’s team.
Democrats know the polls show the American people are overwhelmingly against impeachment.
Speaker Pelosi and her allies are gambling that, by parading Mueller in front of the TV and cameras and allowing Americans to see Mueller describe his findings, it will change their minds.
But Attorney General Barr helped to dash those hopes.
His comments that this would be nothing more than a “public spectacle” destroyed any chance that a significant number of Americans would take the Democrats’ claims of trying to get to the truth at face value.