California Rep. and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is having a tantrum after Attorney General Bill Barr roasted Democrats on Capitol Hill.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi castigated Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for comments he made during congressional hearings this week about the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“Let me just say, I’m very, very dismayed and disappointed that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails yesterday and today,” Pelosi told reporters at a Democratic Party retreat in Virginia.
“He is attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.”
Pelosi said Democrats first of all want to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any links to the Trump campaign.
Russia’s activities were an assault on U.S. democracy – “there is no doubt about that,” Pelosi said.
During two congressional hearings this week, Barr defended his handling of the 400-page report Mueller submitted to him on March 22 after a two-year investigation.
It was the attorney general released a four-page letter to Congress providing a broad outline of its assessments.
Barr said he would make public a redacted version of the report next week. Democrats have been calling for full disclosure.
Barr, who was appointed by Trump, said on Wednesday he would look into whether U.S. agencies illegally spied on Trump’s 2016 campaign, but acknowledged under sharp questioning by lawmakers that there was no evidence of wrongdoing.
The tantrum came hours after Barr told Senators that he believes there was illegal spying of President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Attorney General William Barr has unleashed another bombshell, this time on Senators, showing that Russian hoaxsters better get attorneys.
Speaking to a group of Senators on Wednesday he said that there was illegal spying against President Donald Trump’s campaign.
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” he told Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is on the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“You’re not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?” she asked him, not expecting the answer that Barr gave her next.
“I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,” he said.
“I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicted, but I need to explore that,” he said to the Democrat senator.
This came a day after Attorney General Barr told members of the House that an investigation was being started against those who perpetrated the hoax.
The media has largely ignored the biggest bombshell to come from Attorney General Bill Barr during his hearing on Capitol Hill.
He appeared before the House and told them that it was time to investigate the investigators, which could lead to criminal charges.
“Justice has submitted almost $30 billion dollars of taxpayer dollars to use, and I want to remind my colleagues that that is what the purpose of the Attorney General being here today is, to talk about that $30 billion of taxpayer dollars that’s going to be used,” Rep. Robert Aderholt said during the hearing.