The rabid House Democrats are gunning for Bill Barr and they are doing everything possible to take him down.
Democrat Representatives Ted Lieu (CA) and Kathleen Rice (NY) on Thursday wrote a 4-page letter to the DC and Virginia bar associations asking them to open an ethics investigation into Barr.
“By deceiving Congress and the American people, who vested their trust in both the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice at large, Attorney General Barr must be subject to a professional review for the sake of the legal profession and the public,” the Democrat lawmakers wrote.
Lieu and Rice referenced the March 27th letter Mueller sent Bill Barr in their letter to the bar associations, arguing that the rules prohibit making false statements and engaging in dishonesty or misrepresentation “which may reflect adversely on the lawyer’s fitness to practice law.”
“At best AG Barr misled the public. At worst he perjured himself before Congress. We shouldn’t accept that from any attorney, let alone our top law enforcement official,” Congresswoman Kathleen Rice said on Friday.
At best AG Barr misled the public. At worst he perjured himself before Congress. We shouldn’t accept that from any attorney, let alone our top law enforcement official.@tedlieu and I have asked the Virginia & DC Bar associations to open an investigation into his conduct. pic.twitter.com/X7RQMJnM6b
— Archived: U.S. Rep Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) May 3, 2019
The night before Barr was set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a March 27th letter Mueller wrote to Bill Barr complaining about the public perception of his report was leaked to the Washington Post and the New York Times — both papers strategically published contents of the letter the night before Barr’s testimony to create the narrative that the attorney general was hiding something.
Barr was repeatedly asked about the March 27th letter during the hearing Wednesday; lawmakers accused him of possible perjury because he previously stated that Mueller had no issue with his “principal conclusions.”
Barr also had a conversation with Mueller over the phone about the letter and Mueller made it clear that Barr did not inaccurately present his final report — rather Mueller was upset about the media coverage.
Under questioning from Senator Richard “Da Nang Dick” Blumenthal, Barr revealed contemporaneous notes were taken during his call with Mueller, but like a boss, Barr refused to hand the memos over to the committee.
The Democrats are now using this letter from Mueller to accuse Barr of perjuring himself, when in fact Barr never made a false statement regarding the letter.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent Robert Mueller a letter on Friday asking whether he felt Barr misrepresented their telephone conversation.