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Democrats and Liberal News Outlets should be THRILLED for our nation to have an Attorney General with such sterling credentials!
The current progressive effort to demonize attorney general William Barr is creepy.
He came into the office with singular experience and an excellent reputation from past service.
As attorney general, Barr has followed the law to the letter in handling the release, redactions, and dissemination of the Mueller report.
His summaries of the report proved factual. They were not contested by Robert Mueller or his team.
His decision not to pursue “obstruction” was not just his own, but logically followed from the Mueller report that did not find enough evidence to make such a positive recommendation.
Attorney General Barr's congressional testimony that there was “spying” on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election cycle is, of course, factually undeniable. And Barr added the qualifier of being interested in finding whether such surveillance was warranted or not.
As for the charge that Barr, a former Bush appointee, is Trump’s “hand-picked” choice, –how odd, given that all attorney generals are always presidents’ hand-picked selections. How could they not be?
It is not as if Barr has referenced himself, in Eric Holder’s partisan fashion, as Trump’s “wing-man.”
Source for above excerpts: www.nationalreview.com...
President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, ordered surveillance on a Fox News reporter.
He also had the communication records of 20 Associated Press journalists seized, in efforts to stop leaks of unwelcome news stories.
Eric Holder was also held in contempt of Congress, for failure to turn over subpoenaed documents using the cover of a presidential order of "executive privilege".
There is no suggestion that Barr has abused the perquisites of the office, for example, by using a government jet to go to the horse races with his family, as AG Eric Holder did in 2014. (Source: dailycaller.com... )
Attorney General Barr has avoided controversial value judgements about the nature of the American people, and polarizing rhetoric.
Where Mueller intended to leave the job of judging Trump’s obstructive conduct to Congress, Barr interposed his own judgment. Barr offered this incredible statement for why Trump’s behavior was excusable: “[T]here is substantial evidence to show that the President was frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents, and fueled by illegal leaks,” Barr said. “Nonetheless, the White House fully cooperated with the Special Counsel’s investigation,” and credited him further with taking “no act that in fact deprived the Special Counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation.”
originally posted by: XAnarchistX
wasn't he with Bush 1 and part of the Iran-Contra scandal?
originally posted by: XAnarchistX
a reply to: Gothmog
or, and this might a new concept to you, I was asking because I was unsure
originally posted by: Tartuffe
All they can do at this point is tarnish people’s names, which is par for the course considering that they’ve been engaging in McCarthyism and conspiracy theories for the past few years.