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William Barr 'Committed a Crime,' Says a Pissed Off Nancy Pelosi

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 2, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | May 2, 2019 |


Behind closed doors this morning, Nancy Pelosi accused Attorney General William Barr of perjury, according to Politico:

“We saw [Barr] commit a crime when he answered your question,” Pelosi told Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) during a private caucus meeting Thursday morning, according to two sources present for the gathering. “He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress,” Pelosi said soon after at a news conference. “And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime.”

Soon thereafter, Nancy Pelosi held a press conference and said the same thing publicly.

She also added that what President Trump is doing now — by refusing to honor the subpoenas — is itself a form of obstruction of justice.

Pelosi also went after Senate Republicans for enabling the criminal actions of the President and his cronies.

She also, for the record, called Mitch McConnell the grim reaper.

I don’t know that I’d characterize her demeanor that way, but I wouldn’t not characterize it that way.

Of course, a lot of this is about trying to compel Barr to testify in front of the House, about threatening jail time to subpoenaed White House staffers who refuse to testify, and potentially about bringing actual criminal charges against William Barr and others, but it’s really about setting the tone for the Democrats, about further establishing the Trump administration as “immoral, unethical, corrupt and unpatriotic.”

It’s a tactic that works. Remember 2000? Al Gore lost in an election the Supreme Court handed to George W. Bush over a handful of ballots in Florida (in a race where Gore won the popular vote), but it never should have been that close. Bill Clinton was super popular. The economy was doing well. We were in a period of prosperity, but the American voters were just sick to death of the scandals and the investigations that characterized much of the Clinton presidency. They just wanted some f**king normalcy, and they rejected Al Gore — who was about as boring as you could possibly be — in favor of Bush, because that’s what they thought they’d get.

The Clinton presidency is nothing compared to the Trump presidency, which is arguably why Biden is polling as well as he is: Because he represents a return to normalcy, or what many consider to be normal under the Trump administration. But it’s an approach that all the candidates could use: Run on the promise of four to eight years of relatively little drama. Run in opposition to the “immoral, unethical, and corrupt” Trump administration.

Also, lock William Barr up, for God’s sake. He committed a crime, and the Attorney General has no protection against criminal indictments.

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