HERE WE GO-> Schumer Calls on Trump to Withdraw Bill Barr Nomination One Week Before Confirmation Hearings
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on President Trump to withdraw Bill Barr’s nomination for Attorney General Wednesday, saying Barr’s previous criticisms of King Mueller disqualifies him to lead the Department of Justice.
The Senate Judiciary Committee set confirmation hearings for President Trump’s AG nominee Bill Barr for January 15th and 16th.
William Barr, former Attorney General who served under George H.W. Bush was nominated by President Trump in December to be the next Attorney General.
If confirmed, Bill Barr will take over the Mueller investigation.
The Democrats are panicking because Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who currently oversees the day-to-day operations of Mueller’s witch hunt is expected to step down from his post in the next few weeks according to FOX News.
Schumer took to the Senate floor and cited a memo Barr wrote to Rosenstein last year criticizing Mueller’s investigation into ‘obstruction of justice’ as “fatally misconceived.”
Mr. Barr wrote in his memo that Mueller should not be allowed to “demand” President Trump be questioned about so-called ‘obstruction of justice.’
“The Senate should subject Mr. Barr’s views to the strictest of scrutiny next week and I still believe, after the revelations about Mr. Barr’s unsolicited memo, President Trump ought to withdraw this nomination,” Schumer said.
Barr heads to Capitol Hill next week to meet with Senators as he prepares for the confirmation hearings scheduled for January 15-16.
It remains to be seen if the Democrats will turn the hearing into a circus like they did with Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.