Democrats and the media want to bring down William Barr.
And they think they may have stumbled upon the silver bullet to help them achieve this goal.
Now William Barr is in serious trouble because of this huge crisis.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are set to hold a civil contempt vote against Attorney General Barr.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler invented a fake scandal surrounding Barr not turning over a complete and unredacted Mueller report.
Barr could not comply with that request because it would have meant violating the law against revealing secret grand jury material.
Ahead of the vote, liberal activists and fake news reporters want to destroy Barr’s public image.
As part of this smear campaign, the left latched onto a joke Barr made while speaking at the FBI’s graduation ceremony.
“As we’ve been watching the coverage of June 6, 1944 D-Day, I had the thought that my arrival this time felt a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot,” Barr joked.
Democrats and fake news reporters – who hold no love for the American military – pounced and claimed Attorney General Barr disrespected the memories of the heroes of D-Day with this joke.
CNN contributor Elie Honig wrote, “This is equal parts delusional, arrogant and idiotic.”
“Note to Bill Barr of the @TheJusticeDept: The paratroopers on DDay risked their lives jumping into Nazi occupied France. Many never came home. Never compare yourself to the heroes of DDay. #SaturdayMorning Thoughts,” tweeted far-left Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu.
Former Obama Director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub raged, “The galling arrogance of Barr comparing his bureaucratic expansion of executive branch power to the deeds of heroes who died fighting Nazis puts him on par with his boss.”
But this is all fake outrage.
What Attorney General Barr said didn’t really upset them.
But these Democrats and media members want to shred Attorney General Barr’s credibility ahead of the contempt vote and the Inspector General releasing his report on the FBI’s abuse of power in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
That report is expected to blast the FBI for relying so heavily on Christopher Steele and his fake news dossier as “evidence” in the FISA process.
Michael Horowitz – the Department of Justice’s Inspector General – is respected as a nonpartisan straight shooter.
Horowitz was appointed by Barack Obama and his earlier report on the FBI’s conduct during the Clinton email investigation cast a harsh light on the disgraced former FBI Director James Comey and his henchmen Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page.
Democrats and the fake news media know they can’t tarnish Horowitz.
So they are going after Barr in an attempt to discredit Horowitz’s findings by smearing the messenger.
That’s why there’s phony outrage over Barr’s joke and why the Democrats scheduled a contempt vote.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.