Today, Attorney General Barr presented a disrespectfully late and selectively redacted version of Special Counsel Mueller’s report.
This report includes several alarming findings, including that “the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.” It also explicitly states that the President’s campaign took actions with an expectation that “it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts.”
In his summary letter and press conference, Attorney General Barr presented a conclusion that the President did not obstruct justice. The Mueller report appears to directly undercut that claim.
Our Chairmen are studying the report, and have released a joint statement. As we continue to review this document, we will have more to report and will update you on the next steps that must be taken. The Caucus is scheduling a conference call for Monday to discuss this grave matter, which is as soon as our analysis and this Holy Season’s religious traditions allow.
The Mueller report states, “We concluded Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,” which “accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.” Congress will not be silent.
Thank you for your leadership to protect our democracy.”
William Barr is the Attorney General of The United States. He “holds the power of attorney in representing the government in all legal matters. He is also” in charge of supervising United States attorneys and marshals in their respective judicial districts.”
Barr “graduated with honors in 1977 from the George Washington University Law School. He worked in the Central Intelligence Agency and on Ronald Reagan’s domestic policy staff before getting a top justice department job under the first president Bush.
As attorney general for just over a year in the early 1990s, Barr was known as an immigration hardliner. According to a 1992 CBS News report that called him “a tough guy who’s not afraid to ruffle feathers”, Barr hired hundreds of new border guards and swore in some of them himself “to underscore he meant business.”
He is not just some schmuck off the street. He is a professional that has advised and worked in the legal field for almost half a century.
If his credentials are not enough you have Harvard Law graduate and Dailywire Editor, Ben Shapiro who is known to not favor Trump but still sided with Barr.
“My one-line takeaway: Trump and his campaign engaged in deeply embarrassing and immoral but non-criminal behavior. In attempting to avoid that embarrassment, Trump engaged in more deeply embarrassing and immoral but ultimately non-criminal behavior.”
But I’m sure the Dems will find a way to spin the truth against Trump as that is what they seem to be best at.