Bill Barr’s opening statement in his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee won’t be received well by Democrats. Hopefully, though, we won’t be treated to another stunt like Steve Cohen’s chicken stunt, a stunt so stupid that even CNN criticized him. But I digress.

Early in his opening statement, AG Barr will attack Democrats over “the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal.” The full context of that collision is found in this paragraph, which says “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today. So let me turn to that first.”

Later, AG Barr states “The President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions. On the contrary, he has told me from the start that he expects me to exercise my independent judgment to make whatever call I think is right. That is precisely what I have done.”

This hearing will be contentious, filled with lots of fireworks. Because Jerry Nadler isn’t the brightest bulb in the Democrats’ chandelier, it isn’t likely that Democrats will lay a glove on Barr, metaphorically speaking.

It got attention — of course it did. Political stunts in Washington usually do. Videos and photos of Cohen devouring fried chicken ran everywhere, a sign that perhaps the hearing was designed to be more of a farce than a serious inquiry.

The House Judiciary Committee used to be a serious committee. With idiots like Nadler chairing the committee and Cohen acting like a clown, it’s impossible to take these Democrats seriously. That being said, it’s clear that the MSM will do its utmost to prop up these clowns. Here’s the infamous chicken scene:

Republicans, starting with Ranking Member Jim Jordan, former Ranking Member Doug Collins, former Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner and former US Attorney Ken Buck, won’t need propping up. That’s before talking about Louie Gohmert, a former Texas state judge. These are serious people.

Also noteworthy is the fact that Val Demings and Karen Bass are auditioning to be Joe Biden’s running mate. They’ll likely use this opportunity to make their case for the job.

4 Responses to “William Barr’s opening statement”

  • eric z says:

    Your closing paragraph is interesting. Who will really watch the hearings, vs. MSNBC and FOX each dealing its bloc standard fodder? Is CSPAN set to carry the thing?

    Demings has more to reach at, Bass has more progressive cred. It will be theatrical, but irrelevant to people dying of Covid and out of work with rent due.

  • Gretchen L Leisen says:

    There should not be anyone [well, not hardly anyone] dying of covid-19 virus. From the very beginning, the leftist news media in conjunction with the Democrat party set out to discredit the well-known drug hydroxychoroquine plus zinc & Z-pack as a remedy for the viral infection. It seems counter-intuitive to believe such a thing. However, once the Democrats realized that the oandemic could be used politically against Donald Trump, they became determined to obstruct the effectiveness of various pharmacological remedies. In truth, honesty on the part of our leftist politicians and some of the medical community could have saved many lives in the USA.

  • Gretchen L Leisen says:

    There should not be anyone dying of covid-19 virus. From the very beginning, the leftist news media in conjunction with the Democrat party set out to discredit the well-known drug hydroxychoroquine plus zinc & Z-pack as a remedy for the viral infection. Once the Democrats realized that the pandemic could be used politically against Donald Trump, they became determined to obstruct the effectiveness of various pharmacological remedies. In truth, honesty on the part of our leftist politicians and some in the medical community could have saved many lives.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Democrats are getting too eager to tank the economy. If Pelosi doesn’t stop acting like a bitch, Democrats will get blamed for the economy not doing well. As for November, Democrats in Minneapolis & Seattle will pretty much demolish the Democrats after voting to dismantle their police departments. Finally, Democrats stand a good chance of losing minority voters over school choice. Choice is a powder keg waiting to blow.

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