NO: As the two-plus-long proctology examine of President Trump is winding down, Crazy Senate Dems turned their filthy instruments on Attorney General William P. Barr. But, during five hours of grilling & insults before the Senate Judiciary Committee, they couldn’t lay a (latex) glove on him.
When they passed the proctology instruments to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) he did not know how to use them. The faux Vietnam Veteran* had two rounds with Barr.
“NO, WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE THEM?”
Here was, perhaps, the most entertaining exchange during Barr’s grilling:
Barr: The letter is a bit snitty, so it was written by a staffer, not Mueller. So, I called him & asked him ‘Bob, what’s with the letter.’
Blumenthal: Did anyone on your staff memorialize you conversation with Special Prosecutor Mueller? Who did that?
Blumenthal: May we have those notes?
Blumenthal: Why not?
Barr: Why should you have them?
FINALLY! A U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL WITH A BACKBONE.
AG Barr also told the committee:
“We must stop using the criminal justice process as a political weapon. The job of the DOJ is over. The election is in 18 months. THAT is the democratic process.”
SENATE JUDICIARY CHAIR: “ITS OVER!”
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsay Graham (R-SC) interrupted the questioning and declared:
“You slandered this man from top to bottom. If you want more of this, you aren’t going to get it. It is over!”
Diane L. Gruber
*At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life. “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”
Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat then running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.
The deferments allowed Mr. Blumenthal to complete his studies at Harvard; pursue a graduate fellowship in England; serve as a special assistant to The Washington Post’s publisher, Katharine Graham; and ultimately take a job in the Nixon White House.
In 1970, with his last deferment in jeopardy, he landed a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.