Senate Democrats lashed out at Attorney General William Barr at a Senate hearing today, seeking to blame him for the failure of Robert Mueller’s investigation to demonstrate collusion between Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign and the Russian government.
Barr increasingly is being made a scapegoat for the nothingburger of the two-year investigation. Democrats are calling for the Attorney General’s impeachment, claiming that the recently confirmed lawyer is acting as President Trump’s personal advocate.
New York Democrat Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress during proceedings Thursday, likening President Trump to a dictator. Barr had testified before Congress on Wednesday, declining to repeat the same experience on Wednesday.
Democrats allege that Barr blunted the political impact of the Mueller report by summarizing its results before the full report was published days later.
Sources within the Special Counsel’s investigation have supposedly reaffirmed such sentiment. These leakers hoped to utilize the report as a political whipping stick to start Trump impeachment proceedings after it became clear that no evidence of misconduct would be found by the handsomely funded and unaccountable extraconstitutional investigation.
The full Mueller report was released less than a month after Barr summarized its findings. The Special Counsel is on record confirming that nothing Barr said about the report was misleading or inaccurate, creating serious questions about a narrative claiming Barr has concealed a report already fully published and available to the public.
The shifting of the goalposts of liberal Trump-Russia conspiracies to target Barr represents the latest attempt to keep the lengthy and seemingly endless collusion conspiracy theory alive.
It’s more than possible that progressives and Democrats will accuse Robert Mueller himself of being an agent of Putin and the Russian government, should he decline to deliver on testimony critical of Trump before Congress in the upcoming weeks.
Tragically, while the Trump-Russia conspiracy appears to be ending in failure, the years-long obsession with the topic in liberal media has largely stunted any serious, adult conversation about improving the relationship between the United States and Russia.
President Trump proposed negotiating over points of contention between the two countries as a candidate, a possibility that seems mostly to have gone down the drain since the birth of the ever-lingering conspiracy.
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