The arrangement comes as Democrats have demanded answers about Barr's apparent intervention in the sentencing of Roger Stone .Attorney General William Barr has accepted an invitation to testify to the House Judiciary Committee next month, ending a year-long standoff that began when the panel first demanded his testimony in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. The arrangement comes as Democrats have demanded answers about Barr's apparent intervention in the sentencing of President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone, who was convicted last year on charges that he lied to congressional investigators and threatened a witness. Hours after Trump railed against Justice Department prosecutors for recommending a seven- to nine-year sentence for Stone, DOJ rebuked its own team and issued a revised recommendation calling for a lighter sentence. The four prosecutors assigned to Stone’s case abruptly withdrew on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, Trump hailed Barr for"taking charge" of the matter, confirming suggestions that it was the attorney general himself who intervened. Barr's appearance before the committee will bring him face to face with some of Trump's fiercest political adversaries, including Chairman Jerry Nadler, who subpoenaed the Justice Department last year to obtain Mueller's underlying evidence and has gone to court to overrule Barr's refusal to share the grand jury evidence Mueller collected. Democrats have a long list of issues they're likely to press Barr on, including his involvement in decisions surrounding Trump's decision to withhold military funds from Ukraine last year, and his handling of a whistleblower complaint about the episode that DOJ determined should be withheld from Congress, overruling an intelligence community inspector general. Read more: Yahoo News
Barr needs to resign! The man needs to be in prison! HouseJudiciary Nice, so give the shumck nearly 6 weeks to get his story straight. Not to mention the damage he’ll do in the meantime. This just keeps getting better and better. Dems should demand an earlier date. If he doesn’t show up, fine him. HouseJudiciary Geting the documents before he testifies....now that's another story
HouseJudiciary It’s a start. I wish Kamala was there. She rendered him speechless the last time they met. Who will do that on this Committie? Gym-the abuser-Jordan? HouseJudiciary And will he give the same answer as before when he was asked if anyone in the WH asked or suggested that he investigate anyone? I believe his answer was “I don’t know”.
Stonewall Barr will do his best 'Stonewall'. PhDnotMD Next week not in 6 weeks maybe nunez will ask him questions even though he is already sure to know the true answers barryspoints Unless Dems grill him on his involvement in the killing of Epstein, this leads to nothing!
Sen. Blumenthal: Attorney General Barr should resignSenator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacts to Hallie Jackson over the recent developments in the sentencing of former Trump aide Roger Stone , where the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr have intervened. Blumenthal calls Barr a 'henchman and political operative' of the President and says that he should step down immediately. Kinda like a wingman 🙄 DemocratsAreADisgrace Trump2020 Patton would eat Blumenthal’s lunch.. and the slap him silly.. what a freakin hypocrite Sure thing Dicky.
Not. Just ImpeachTrumpAgain HouseJudiciary SenKamalaHarris GO GET HIM! ImpeachBarr RemoveBarr SethAbramson He won’t show. Dems subpoena his as* now! HouseJudiciary ...at which time he will fail to remember answers or pretend not to understand clearly worded questions. SethAbramson Please read and retweet:
Oh jeez, another Nadler debacle. HouseJudiciary May 2019 Why March 31? 3L3V3NTH Why six weeks to wait
William Barr Intervened to Ease Sentencing Rec for Convicted Trump Ally: ReportThough a Justice Department spokesperson claims that Barr had no contact with the White House regarding Roger Stone ’s sentencing recommendation, the Attorney General has mobilized the DOJ in favor of the presidency before Ok we believe there was no contact. Quit calling it the Justice department it it is William Barr’s office we no longer have a DOJ
You guys just sit around all day waiting to jump on Trump about anything. Get a life and a real job will you? ReviewResist Too long. Should be yesterday . Worthless! SethAbramson Woo, next month....bet he'll be busy next month. 7 weeks from now. All the recent damage has been done in just a week. Imagine what else they can get away with unchecked in the next month. This is too long a wait.
Bets on him actually showing up? Don't believe it till it happens. SethAbramson Hmmmm. He is aware of the “under oath” part. Right? Democrat’s are a joke! Don’t they get that yet? Americans are done with this group of turds!
Lindsey Graham Implicates William Barr in Massive Scandal, on Live TelevisionAppearing on Face the Nation, Lindsey Graham blurted out an apparent confession of what, if true, would be a scandal of Nixonian proportions. jonathanchait writes
Another investigation to blow up in the Dems face The house should take KamalaHarris on this No doubt he’ll take 20 minutes thinking time per question! patriotRJ1 Oh this will be fun. SethAbramson This will be a waste of time, resources and money. Will be all lies. He’ll grapple with word definitions and will waste a whole lot of time 🤬🤬🤬🤬
Well—he’s no John Bolton. 😐 Yeah. We’ll see. SethAbramson How big of him. He does understand the concept of perjury, doesn't he?
Trump praises AG William Barr after Roger Stone sentencing reversal leads 4 prosecutors to quitTrump, in a tweet, congratulated Attorney General William Barr 'for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.' So what is the point of having an attorney general or courts or judges ... if they are all going to do whatever trump wants. 🇺🇸 is lost your country is circling the drain. Talk about problem solving.
SethAbramson I hope Nadler has a good recipe. SethAbramson This will be just another waste of time... I mean he was not fourth coming during the last hearing. I just hope that Senator Harris is there to hammer on him again. That was awesome!!! He should be Impeached along with the Republican Senate and the pospotus.
Absolutely meaningless. There are no law abiding adults left. UnitedSocialistRussianStates Will please the 5th, needs time to get the story straight, when is super tuesday? All kinds of loose ends to tie up before waisting everyones time SethAbramson He's not going. Just think how much crimin' he'll do before then.
SethAbramson He will lie like he always does The circus is coming to town. BarrCoverUp SethAbramson Nancy should lock him in a closet and keep him there until Trump is gone. Preview: I still stand by my statement on spying , the more that is revealed it appears it is becoming more of a possibility and we will know more when the Durham investigation is over
William Barr Now Just Doing Trump’s Dirty Work Out in the OpenThe DOJ now just exists to exact revenge on Trump’s enemies and spare his convicted criminal friends from jail time Banada Republica When we remove checks and balances and separation of powers, the Constitution is undermined. We need to wake up and beware. dcherring
Next month? HouseJudiciary do you realize how much damage can be done between now and then? What about next week? Maybe you should subpoena him and when he doesn't show up, use your powers to fine and jail him. So he can pander and lie? Fn useless. Why? To tell a lie or project like he doesn't understand the question.
Next month? Uh no, how about next week? He will destroy the dems again SethAbramson Great so he can 1. Evade their questions or 2. Just outright lie to their faces AG Barr is going to hand the HouseDemocrats their own ass. SethAbramson Are we going to have a house judiciary committee in a month? SethAbramson 6-7 weeks give Trump/Barr an eternity to wreak havoc and he’ll show up, smug mug and all and answer to absolutely nothing
Barr: U.S. scrutinizing information ahead of 2020 election, including from GiulianiU.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday confirmed that the Justice Departme... Oh Willy Barr, the tales you weave, no ones buying what you’re selling ... Their corruption is now out in the open. Great. I haven’t had much lucy luck with the Barr’s set DHSgov
This is a distraction. When the time comes, theimpeachedone will stop him. Vegas could take bets on whether that actually happens SethAbramson Nearly 2 months from now. What a joke. He will have his lies squared away by then. Democrats are just too stupid to fight this level of evil. SethAbramson He's just going to do this.😐👇
kasthomas Gosh. How polite of him. It’s a trap SethAbramson UNDER OATH? Just enough time to get their stories straight. Smh.