WASHINGTON, D.C. – A congressional hearing and a letter from Robert Mueller to Attorney General William Barr are keeping Trump-obsessed Democrats busy on Capitol Hill.
Presidential candidate Cory Booker seized on the day’s events to try and steal a little limelight for himself by demanding Barr’s resignation.
“I have no confidence in Barr’s ability to continue leading the Justice Department. I’m calling on him to resign immediately — join me by signing my petition,” said Booker, who participated in today’s hearing, through a fundraising e-mail blast to supporters. “In seeking to obscure the Mueller report from the public and the press and protecting the president, Attorney General Barr has lied to Congress and undermined the independence of the Department of Justice.”
Attorney General Barr answers to the American people—not to President Trump—and over the past 24 hours it’s become clear that he lied to us and mishandled the Mueller Report. He needs to step down. Add your name if you agree: https://t.co/x7KkyROdi5
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 1, 2019
Booker’s claim that Barr “obscured” the Mueller report is a claim unsupported evidence.
National conservative commentator summed up the Democrats’ push-back against Barr on Twitter:
Mueller: Here's a full summary of evidence. I'm not recommending prosecution or declining to prosecute.
Barr: This summary does not include an argument for obstruction.
Democrats: Why didn't Barr re-examine the underlying evidence Mueller declined to recommend prosecution over?
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 1, 2019
Shapiro wasn’t alone as voices spoke out not just against the Democrats’ narrative but also the insinuations associated with the former Special Counsel’s letter:
Barr: I said "Bob what’s with the letter, why don’t you just pick up the phone and call me if there’s an issue?"
— Devlin Barrett (@DevlinBarrett) May 1, 2019
My take: Barr derangement — especially baseless resignation calls — is Democrats’ cathartic, emotional placeholder. They’re embarrassing themselves, throwing a performative tantrum for a base they’ll disappoint on impeachment. https://t.co/z15UqTBoDZ
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 1, 2019
This is the latest instance of the supposed evidence of a vast criminal conspiracy being just over the horizon. It used to be that it’d be revealed in the Mueller report; not its buried somewhere in the underlying materials of the Mueller report https://t.co/R2OQqXw3ix
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) May 1, 2019