It seems as if no Attorney General in history has had to deal with such ignorant and hate-filled attacks in the same way as William Barr… all for simply doing his job and not using political double-speak to state facts.
In the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing yesterday, Barr was slandered, insulted, vilified, and defamed by idiot democrats like Mazie Hirono, Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy (among others), but her remained an upright, dependable witness to the truth.
During his ignorant grilling, he did have some support. Lindsey Graham defended him against the slanderous attacks. Moreover, Barr refused to play along with liberals’ desperate attempt to vindicate their false accusations against the president.
He clearly stated that ‘spying’ occurred against Donald Trump, conducted by the Obama administration.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham clashed with Sen. Mazie Hirono on Wednesday after she ripped Attorney General William Barr for his handling of the public rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation findings.
“You have slandered this man from top to bottom. If you want more of this you’re not going to get it,” Graham told Hirono during Barr’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“You certainly have your opinion, and I have mine,” Hiron
Hirono had earlier laid out a case for why Barr “should never have been involved in supervising” Mueller’s probe into Russia interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. She culminated her statement with a call for the attorney general to step down from the top job at the Justice Department.
“Mr. Barr, now the American people know that you’re no different than Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once-decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the Oval Office,” Hirono said. “Being attorney general of the United States is a sacred trust. You have betrayed that trust. America deserves better. You should resign.”
Her entire statement is unbelievable and filled with lies.
Firstly, it IS the president’s responsibility to appoint the Attorney General, and Barr has NOT violated any trust of the office.
Donald Trump is NOT a “liar”… and this is from a woman who bold faced lied about ‘corroboration.’
Hirono is the person guilty of disrespecting the office of Attorney General and ‘betraying trust.’
Kudos to Graham for getting his defense on the record.
Of course, that wasn’t the only stunning moment.
The Daily Caller reported on Barr’s exchange with Whitehouse:
Attorney General Bill Barr sparred with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday over the AG’s use of the word “spying” to describe the actions the FBI took against the Trump campaign.
Barr alleged during his testimony to the House Appropriations Committee in April that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign as the FBI investigated alleged ties to Russia.
In addition to conducting surveillance on former Trump campaign official Carter Page, the FBI used informant Stefan Halper to make contact with three Trump campaign advisers.
Whitehouse grilled Barr about his use of the term “spying” in relation to those efforts, suggesting that the term was not accurate because the activities of the DOJ were “authorized.”
“I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying,’” Barr said. “My first job was in CIA. I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all.”
Barr continued, “I think spying is a good English word that, in fact, doesn’t have synonyms because it is the broadest word incorporating really all forms of covert intelligence collection, so I’m not going to back off the word ‘spying.’”
To further defend his use of the word, Barr pointed out that many members of the media also used the term before they decided to attack him for doing the same.
“Frankly, we went back and looked at press usage and up until all the faux outrage a couple of weeks ago, it’s commonly used in the press to refer to authorized activities,” he explained.
“It’s not commonly used by the Department,” Whitehouse retorted.
Barr shot back, “It’s commonly used by me,” planting a smirk on his face.
Watch the exchanges below: