Watching the Democrats attack AG Barr itâs almost like itâs not about the Mueller Report or even Trump âŚ it seems almost personal. Or even panicky.
Kimberley Strassel explained it far better than we can:
â Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) May 3, 2019
From Kimberley via The Wall Street Journal:
But most of it is likely fear. Mr. Barr made real news in that Senate hearing, and while the press didnât notice, Democrats did. The attorney general said heâd already assigned people at the Justice Department to assist his investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. He said his review would be far-reachingâthat he was obtaining details from congressional investigations, from the ongoing probe by the departmentâs inspector general, Michael Horowitz, and even from Mr. Muellerâs work. Mr. Barr said the investigation wouldnât focus only on the fall 2016 justifications for secret surveillance warrants against Trump team members but would go back months earlier.
He also said heâd focus on the infamous âdossierâ concocted by opposition-research firm Fusion GPS and British former spy Christopher Steele, on which the FBI relied so heavily in its probe.
Theyâre terrified because deep down they know something stinks about the entire Russia collusion investigation and it sounds like Barr may well get to the bottom of it. So why not try and get him impeached before he can do anything, right?
At least we finally have an AG with a backbone. He won't back down until everything is accounted for and actual criminals are charged
â Marcia Ottoman (@OttomanMarcia) May 3, 2019
Would be fascinating to see actual consequences in DC.
And by fascinating we mean shocking yet refreshing âŚ heh.
That's what I got out of the hearings as well. However I am not sold that Barr will actually do anything because nothing ever happens to Dems that break the law. Why start now?
â Melissa Case (@Melissa__Case) May 3, 2019
Hard to blame anyone for being cynical about anything actually being done about any of this.
But we can hope, right?