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Rep. Jim Jordan: ‘Democrats Are Scared’ of AG Barr

By Susan Jones | May 6, 2019 | 9:40 AM EDT

( – Democrats “are bound and determined to go after the attorney general, to go after President Trump,” instead of helping the country, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo.

In a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Friday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, set a Monday morning deadline, 9 a.m., for Barr to make the full, unredacted Mueller report, plus all the underlying evidence, available to all members of Congress who would view it in a secure area.



Nadler is expected to hold Barr in contempt of Congress if he refuses, as he’s expected to do.

“So I think they’re nervous about Bill Barr, because remember what he said three weeks ago in front of the Senate Finance Committee,” Jordan said:

He made four important points. First of all, he said spying did in fact take place. Second, he said there is a basis for his concern that the spying wasn’t properly predicated. Third, he said there was a failure of leadership at the upper echelon of the FBI. We know that for sure.

Comey, McCabe, Baker, Strzok, Page, we know there was a failure of leadership there. And then, fourth, he used two terms that I have never really heard before, and my guess is most Americans haven’t. He used the term unauthorized surveillance and he used the term political surveillance.

So the Democrats are scared. And, frankly, I think, when we’re talking about obstruction of justice, the real obstruction of justice is what Democrats are trying to do to the attorney general. They are trying to stop him by all these things, this contempt and not having him come testify. They are trying to stop him from getting the answers that we just talked about.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (Photo: Screen capture)

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One comment

  1. Pointless chest-pounding. AG Barr released a memo outlining the main points of the SC. Then he released the whole thing, which has been available in a SCIF setting for about 2 weeks now. We know only a couple of Democrats have actually sat down and read the entire report. They’re “huffing and puffin, blowing the house down!” over things that the AG has already accomplished.

    As to the summary not “reflecting the overall nuances of the SC investigation”–remember, that’s NOT the job of the AG/DOJ. You don’t indict on nuance, you either have enough evidence to charge someone or you don’t. We don’t WANT our AG’s to have that kind of power, or at least Constitutionally-minded people don’t. Either I robbed a bank or I didn’t, I don’t want my local prosecutor to indict me based on what he thinks I was thinking. Dems ought not try to release that particular genie from that particular bottle.

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