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Just So Hard to Imagine Why AG Barr Won’t Testify Before Nadler’s Committee

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

After his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee adjourned Wednesday afternoon, Attorney General William Barr’s office announced he is not willing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, stating that:

“Unfortunately, even after the attorney general volunteered to testify, Chairman Nadler placed conditions on the House Judiciary Committee hearing that are unprecedented and unnecessary,” Kupec said. “Chairman Nadler’s insistence on having staff question the attorney general, a Senate-confirmed Cabinet member, is inappropriate.”

No doubt that’s the main reason for Barr’s refusal. But, after the circus show trial the Senate Democrats displayed on Wednesday, can anyone blame Barr for not wanting his office to be subjected to what would inevitably be an even more detestable and repugnant display by House Democrats the very next day?

 

You also can’t help wondering if the fact that the House Judiciary Committee is chaired by a Star Wars villain, Jabba The Nadler, who has zero ability to conduct his committee meetings in anything remotely resembling an orderly process, had something to do with this decision.  Perhaps Barr’s staff got a load of the circus that took place in Jabba’s committee while their boss was doing his duty over on the Senate side of Capitol Hill:

All that’s missing there is Princess Leia in a bikini.

Want to know why the Attorney General of the United States is refusing to testify tomorrow? After watching that clown show, can there really be any doubt at all?

That is all.

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Watch Attorney General Barr School Sheldon Whitehouse on ‘Spying’

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

In today’s senate hearing, goofy Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse decided to waste his time regurgitating the tiresome Democrat/media fake outrage talking points about Attorney General William Barr’s use of the word “spying” in a House hearing a couple of weeks ago to describe the FBI’s “surveillance” (actually, spying) of the Trump Campaign and Transition team during 2016.

What followed was a thing of beauty – a public spanking of epic proportions that Whitehouse will now have to take to his grave.  Here’s a clip, courtesy of Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra:

Here’s the transcript for those of you who still like to read.:

Sen Whitehouse:  In the entirety of your career at the DOJ, including as AG, have you ever referred to authorized department investigative activities officially or publicly as spying?

Barr: I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying’. My first job was in the CIA and I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all. To me (Whitehouse interrupts) To me the question is always whether it’s authorized and adequately predicated spying.

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 intelligence covert collections. I’m not going to back off the word ‘spying’, except I will say (Whitehouse interrupts again) that I’m not suggesting any pejorative.

I use the word frequently, as do the media. (Whitehouse interrupts again)

Whitehouse: When did you decide to use it – was it off the cuff in the hearing that day, or did you go into that hearing intending to use the word?

Barr: It was actually off the cuff, to tell you the truth, and when [the congressman] challenged me and he said “change your language” I was actually thinking, what’s the issue? I don’t consider it a pejorative.

But frankly, we went back and looked at press usage, and up until the faux outrage a couple of weeks ago, it’s commonly used in the press to refer to authorized activities, such as referring to the FISA court (Whitehouse desperately attempts to shut him down) as the ‘spy court.’

Whitehouse: But it’s not commonly used by the department (tries to shut Barr down).

Barr: Well, it’s commonly used by me.

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God, I love this guy.

That is all.

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Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

 

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