Well, House Democrats are at it again folks. But they've tweaked their strategy this time. Instead of going directly for Trump with their new investigation, they are targeting AG Barr.
In doing so they think they will be able to weaken their ultimate target: President Trump.
Pencil-neck Adam Schiff and disgraced New York Democrat Jerry Nadler are proving yet again how obsessed they are with trying to take down Trump and anybody else who doesn't support their jacked-up agenda.
Why do they claim Barr needs to be investigated? It goes back to the firing of Michael Atkinson several weeks ago. Atkinson was the IG of the intelligence community, and leftists everywhere lost their mind when Trump let him go.
Atkinson did a terrible job as inspector general. He had taken a fake whistleblower report and brought it to Congress, with an emergency. The fake report was then used against Trump in the impeachment trial.
After the firing, AG Barr made an appearance on Fox News in which he backed up President Trump's decision to get rid of him.
"I think the president did the right thing in removing Atkinson. From the vantage point of the Department of Justice, he had interpreted his statute, which is a fairly narrow statute, that gave him jurisdiction over wrongdoing by Intelligence people, and tried to turn it into a commission to explore anything in the government and immediately report to Congress without letting the Executive Branch look at it and determine whether there was any problem," Barr declared. "He was told this in a letter from the Department of Justice and he is obliged to follow the interpretation of the Department of Justice, and he ignored it. So I think the president was correct in firing him."
Here's what Schiff and Nadler wrote in their letter calling for the investigation into Barr:
"We write to request that you investigate whether recent public statements by Attorney General William Barr regarding former Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) Michael Atkinson violated applicable Department of Justice (DOJ) policies and rules of professional conduct. In a televised interview on April 9, 2020, Mr. Barr blatantly mischaracterized Mr. Atkinson’s conduct and DOJ’s own actions relating to the complaint filed last summer by an Intelligence Community whistleblower. The complaint detailed President Trump’s efforts to coerce Ukraine to announce a politically-motivated investigation of his rival in the 2020 presidential election. Mr. Barr’s remarks followed the President’s admission on April 4 that he fired Mr. Atkinson in retaliation for Mr. Atkinson’s handling—in accordance with the law—of the whistleblower complaint. The House of Representatives’ investigation independently confirmed the whistleblower’s account of the President’s abuse of power, for which the President was subsequently impeached. Mr. Barr’s misleading remarks appear to have been aimed at justifying the President’s retaliatory decision to fire Mr. Atkinson."
This is all quite ironic considering it was Schiff who mischaracterized numerous pieces of "evidence" against Trump during the impeachment trial.
Maybe the Inspector General should look into Schiff instead of Barr?
Ultimately this is just another pathetic attack against the Trump administration in an attempt to weaken the president. h/t RedState