AG Barr Declines To Testify To House Committee After Yet Another Rule Change

Attorney General Barr was going to answer questions to the House today, but, of course, Democrats were Democrats and went and changed the rules at the last minute

Barr Won’t Attend House Hearing, Following Fierce Session In Senate

Attorney General William P. Barr defended himself on Wednesday against withering criticism of his handling of the special counsel investigation as Democrats accused of him of deceiving Congress and acting as a personal agent for President Trump rather than a steward of justice.

If you saw any of it, you saw little from Democrats regarding the actual Mueller report and most on being raving Barking Moonbats with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The conflict escalated afterward when Mr. Barr announced that he would not show up for a parallel hearing on Thursday before the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Barr objected to the format of questioning, which would have included questioning by staff lawyers, not just lawmakers. Democrats may now opt to subpoena him, setting up a possible showdown in court.

“He is terrified of having to face a skilled attorney,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the committee’s chairman.

Wait, did Nadler just admit he’s a crummy attorney? Because he is an attorney. Many other Reps on the committee are lawyers, as well. Huh.

(Daily Caller) Attorney General William Barr will no longer testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, as Democrats voted to allow staffers to question Barr.

“It’s a shame Members of the House Judiciary Committee won’t get the opportunity to hear from Attorney General Barr this Thursday, because Chairman Nadler chose to torpedo our hearing. The attorney general gave clear, informative testimony in the Senate Wednesday, as he offered to do more than a month ago in the House tomorrow,” Republican Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement Wednesday about the scheduled hearing with Barr.

“By rejecting the chance to question Attorney General Barr or read the materials he’s provided, Democrats are trying to prolong an investigation the special counsel completed. Ultimately, though, they’re ignoring the will of the majority of Americans who want Congress to move on and secure our border and continue to strengthen our economy,” he continued.

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to allow staff lawyers to question Barr, adding an extra hour to his testimony time before the committee. This comes as Barr threatened to cancel his testimony before the committee Thursday over disagreements with Democrats regarding the format for the hearing.

He wanted the traditional five-minute rounds of lawmakers asking him questions instead of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s proposal of allowing committee staffers to question Barr about their concerns.

It is extremely rare to allow people who are not the elected Congressmembers to ask questions, and certainly not in this format, treating it like it is a court room. But, let’s admit it, this was done intentionally to create a situation where Barr would rescind his offer to appear, which allows Dems like Incompetent Lawyer Nadler to grandstand and threaten to arrest Barr and such.

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16 Responses to “AG Barr Declines To Testify To House Committee After Yet Another Rule Change”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    BENGHAZI!!! EMAILS!!! HILLARY!!!

    What do you reckon the Russians have on Graham (12 yr old boys?), Barr (cash), tRump (hookers), etc?

    • formwiz says:

      Same stuff they had on Zippy, although word was, he preferred older men (like Mike).

      And what could they have on Trump that hasn’t already been tried and failed?

      Jeffery is just whining because the scam didn’t work. and he was so hoping in would, every night he clapped because he believes in fairies.

      • Professor Hale says:

        Form, I’m calling a foul. We can all agree that Mrs Obama was a particularly unattractive woman, but it is patently absurd to continue the slander that she is a man. The Former President’s “preferences” are also not known with certainty by any of us and we should choose to believe at least the most likely of explanations: that he is an effeminate man who has has sex with women on at least two occasions.

        I take this stand because there are plenty of public record reason why all good Americans should despise the Obamas. We don’t need to sink to character assassination like the Democrats do. The fact that they are communists is reason enough.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Barr admitted he had not examined the evidence before releasing his “summaries” of Mr. Mueller’s report.

    Mueller called Barr a liar.

    After his embarrassing performance yesterday, Barr has been ordered by tRump NOT to appear before the House.

    Senatrix Graham refuses to call any witnesses, specifically Mr. Mueller. “IT’S OVER!!’, she shouted.

    Meanwhile, tRump Inc is filing lawsuits around the world to stop any queries into his activities.

    • formwiz says:

      Mueller called Barr a liar.

      Mule Ears is hardly one to throw stones.

      Senatrix Graham refuses to call any witnesses, specifically Mr. Mueller. “IT’S OVER!!’, she shouted.

      The one who got all huffy about me disparaging Buttpeg now goes all homophobic.

      Oh, this is so cute.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    “When the President does it, that means it is not illegal”.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    from Mr. Mueller’s letter to Barr (who called the letter “snitty”):

    “The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions. We communicated that concern to the Department on the morning of March 25. There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”

    https://int.nyt.com/data/documenthelper/796-mueller-letter-to-barr/02499959cbfa313c36d4/optimized/full.pdf

    Now, Senatrix Graham refuses to call Mr. Mueller to testify.

    • formwiz says:

      More homophobia.

      And the International Gray Lady? The one that published that horrible anti-Semitic cartoon straight out of Der Sturmer?

      When Jeffery goes hypocrite, he goes all the way. How many times has he compared the blog and us to Der Sturmer?

      PS Mule Ears was mad because he wanted to spin the story and Barr wasn’t having it.

  5. Mangoldielocks says:

    And now for the real truth:

    Barr did not examine the evidence because MUELLER is an attorney whose job it was to bring charges or NOT. it is simple. The Attorney General does not examine evidence if THERE IS NONE! I think Barr was a bit confused by her question. IF Mueller had evidence to indict then he would have brought an indictment. NO evidence to support collusion.

    As to obstruction he laid out 200 pages of TRUMPS behavior which made Trump look bad, stupid and silly because the man is not used to NOT being in charge and certainly not used to being in potential trouble. However Mueller did not provide any evidence other than a whole litany of anecdotal behaviors and his own aids telling him he couldn’t do that. Trump is not a lawyer or a politician. It was quite clear he had no INTENT TO OBSTRUCT the uncovering of SOMETHING THAT NEVER HAPPENED. IE COLLUSION which was the focus of the Mueller probe.

    OBSTRUCTION HAS TO SHOW INTENT to prevent a crime from being uncovered. There was no crime. Therefore how can he obstruct something that did not happen. He did not in any way interfere with the investigation. He did clearly ask his staff to do things that could have been construed as obstruction had they followed his orders. he even asked for his former Attorney Generals resignation then refused to take it when he submitted it. He was clearly frustrated, agitated and angered at the witch hunt and the sullying of his name by a political machine intent on destroying him because they HATE HIM. If anyone should be indicted it should be the democrats but that is NOT HOW WE DO THINGS IN THIS COUNTRY.

    As for Mueller calling Barr a Liar. NOT TRUE.

    March 27 letter from Mueller saying that Barr’s March 24 report summarizing the special counsel’s conclusions “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”

    OKAY THAT SOUNDS REALLY BAD. What did Mueller really mean? He was concerned that the PRESS or MSM was distorting his report and that BARR did not do a good job in reflecting the gist of what Muellers team did.

    HOWEVER FOLKS…THE REPORT IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE TO READ AND DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. THIS IS THE STUPIDITY OF GOING AFTER BARR. IF BARR went after TRUMP for OBSTRUCTION he would lose the case, and specifically the report stated NO COLLUSION.

    In short. Mueller trashed Trump for 200 pages and encouraged Barr to use the summaries of 14 Hillary Clinton Donors on his staff instead of BARRS own synopsis of the report. He refused.

    Mueller’s letter appeared before the full version of his report was finally released with MUELLER”S own team REDACTING parts of it for security reasons.

    The DEMS have NO case. ONLY ELWOOD’s bluster lolololololololololololol.

    TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG and the LEFT CANT STAND IT. NOW they have to find something else to run on so they decide 97 trillion dollars in new spending is the ticket……LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

    In the meantime the news outlets are flushing themselves down the toilet as their ratings and credibility take an even more substantial hit. Turn out the lights the party’s over…..The FAT LADY IS SINGING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN 2020.

    • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

      An ignorant angry little black child is back at it again. No facts only talking points. Actually he is somewhat of a metaphor for the Dem party itself.
      What a loser. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Kye says:

        Metaphor my azz, Liljeffy, he’s right in stride with the new and rising stars of the Democrat-Communist Party. I see where Ilhan Bin Omar believes (as all good anti-Americans would) that the US is responsible for Venezuela’s ruin, not socialism or communism.

        Elwood’s “hat America first” party is now being run by communist and racist Moslems. Whooda thunk a party so full of finger pointing, American hate and racism would have metastasized into a shitfeast of losers, perverts and grifters? Hahahaha.

        They’re gonna lose the next election because they’d rather prosecute and persecute Trump, his family and friends than help America. What narrow minded pussies are these?

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Methinks Lady Kye doth protest too much…

          Kye is right about one thing – Hat America First! tRump is All Hat and No Substance and so are his BrunchMates.

          Barr and tRump made a deal – if the GOP would put him in as AG, he’d protect tRump from the law. Who’d a thunk that Jeff Sessions was an order of magnitude more honorable than Bill Barr? Time will tell what Barr is getting out of the deal. Perhaps he just favors tyranny.

          You traitors are supporting the overthrow of the US by a band kleptocratic tyrants.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          It’s the “Maisie Hirono” of the Pirates Cove. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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