Speaker Pelosi just declared war on Trump and Barr in sudden full-on blitz

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William Barr’s tenure as Attorney General will go down as one of the most shameful performances of the Trump administration, a distinction of some heft given the vast corruption and criminality that has been allowed to flourish at every level under our game show president.

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We now know that Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to Barr after the AG released his brief summary of the official Russia investigation report. In it, Mueller said that Barr “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”

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It’s clear that Barr was appointed by Trump to shield him from criminal consequences, and Barr has risen eagerly to the task, most notably by refusing to pursue any obstruction of justice charges against the president. His testimony before Congress yesterday, during which he went out of his way to defend Trump’s actions, acting more like a personal lawyer for the current odious occupant of the Oval Office rather than a law enforcement official serving the American people was inexcusable.

Calls for Barr’s immediate impeachment or resignation have begun to build.

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Now, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), one of the strongest and most reliable Democratic voices standing against the Trump administration, has officially accused William Barr of committing a crime by misleading the public during his testimony to Congress.

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“The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” she said during a press appearance. While she’s obviously correct, it should be pointed out that the fact that this administration has spun so wildly out of control that the Speaker of the House has no choice but to accuse a sitting Attorney General of a crime shows how badly Trump has degraded our system.

During a private whip meeting with Democrats, Pelosi reiterated her feelings about Barr and also took aim at Trump, stating that “impeachment is too good for him.” Clearly, some very serious plans are brewing within the Democratic Party, and it seems like only a matter of time before they use their House majority to hold these crooks accountable. Things have reached an inflection point and with Pelosi at the helm, the country is in good hands.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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