The stage is set for Attorney General William Barr to defend publicly the Justice Department from accusations of politicization by Democrats. He will sit before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, an appearance that had been set for late March but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, and face a grilling over claims that he has been doing President Trump’s bidding related to cases against Trump associates.
H/T: Washington Examiner
UPDATE: Hearing delayed after Chairman Nadler is involved in car accident! See below.
Nadler involved in car accident but unhurt; Barr hearing delayedhttps://t.co/Wdga75L5n2— ❌ ❌ ROGER FRITZ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@RogerFritz7) July 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Republicans are certain to defend his tenure as one aimed at restoring confidence in the Justice Department and the FBI after the Obama administration allegedly sought to subvert Trump’s 2016 campaign and presidency.
“Mr. Barr’s actions make clear that in his Department of Justice, the president’s allies get special treatment, and the president’s enemies — real and imagined — are targeted for extra scrutiny," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said last month. “He is the president’s fixer. He has shown us that there is one set of rules for the president’s friends, and another set of rules for the rest of us.”
"There is injustice at the Justice Department, ladies and gentlemen,” the New York Democrat alleged, claiming that “the sickness we must address is Mr. Barr’s use of the Department of Justice as a weapon to serve the president’s petty private interests.”
Get ready for the clown show! Watch live below.
AG Bill Barr will not mince words in House testimony tomorrow. In opening statement, just released, refers to 'grave abuses involved in the bogus 'Russiagate' scandal.' pic.twitter.com/Jg5mJtH1VA— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 28, 2020
AG Barr testifies to Nadler’s Judiciary Committee tomorrow. Things to watch for:— Undercover Huber (@JohnWHuber) July 27, 2020
—A staged “peaceful protest”
—Attempts to discredit Barr, really designed to undermine Durham probe
—Interruptions. Lots of them
—Roger Stone conspiracy theories
—Barr eating Nadlers lunch bigly
Attorney General Barr is testifying tomorrow before the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Gerald Nadler, who recently dismissed Antifa as “a myth.” @JohnWHuber has obtained Barr’s prepared remarks, which are forceful, and not on just Antifa but also Russiagate. https://t.co/kmR7bhtfrb— Mike (@Doranimated) July 28, 2020
Tomorrow, AG Barr will testify before Nadler on Hill. The media and other Resistance members *loathe* Barr for pointing out that the Russia collusion hoax they perpetrated, which decisively blew up in their faces one year ago, was wrong. Expect them to rant against him tomorrow.— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 28, 2020
Just a reminder....— Ryan Van Sickle (@Ryan_VanSickle) July 27, 2020
AG Barr will be on the Hill to testify tomorrow Tuesday the 28th.
It's gonna be 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fpWT2KD8bb
IMO the Dems are going to regret their desire to force Barr to testify— TullyJustTully (@TullyJust) July 28, 2020
The old adage, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it
I am fully expecting Barr to respond to one or more dem speeches, by asking: Is there a question in there some where?