Bauer: Dems right to worry about Barr's 'bombshell'
Friday, April 12, 2019
Chad Groening, Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com)
A conservative activist is praising Attorney General William Barr for standing firm against grilling by Democrats this week, telling a Senate panel that spying did occur on the Trump campaign.
Earlier this week, Barr appeared before the House Appropriations Committee where chairman Nita Lowery excoriated the Attorney General for his "unacceptable handling" of the Mueller report. Democrats continue to demand that the full report be turned over to them.
Gary Bauer, president of American Values, tells OneNewsNow that he was pleased with the way Barr responded.
"I was very impressed at how my friend the attorney general maintained his cool under sometimes ridiculous questioning, but also at the same time [remained] very firm in saying that the report, by law, cannot be totally turned over to the Congress and to the American people," Bauer offers. "I thought he did an outstanding job."
The day after appearing before the House committee, AG Barr sat before a Senate appropriations committee – during which he revealed what's been described as a "bombshell" when responding to a question from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire):
Shaheen: "You're not suggesting that spying occurred [during the 2016 presidential campaign]."
Barr: "Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was adequately predicated … but I need to explore that. I think it's my obligation. Congress is usually very concerned about intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane, and I want to make sure that happened."
Bauer doesn't see the attorney general's statements as unusual – and he argues that the Democratic leadership, as well as the mainstream media, aren't ignorant of such things.
"I suspect the left is scared to death that Barr is serious about exposing how government was used to sabotage the duly-elected president," he says in his Thursday "End of Day" report. "The bizarre thing would be an attorney general who declared that he did not want to know why a presidential campaign was spied on in the middle of an election."
Barr's comments, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), reveal he is "Trump's attorney general" – not the attorney general for the United States. Bauer differs with Pelosi's assessment, arguing that the AG's comments make Barr "an honest attorney general who is ensuring that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies are truly non-partisan entities."
Barr also revealed during the hearings that a separate investigation into abuses of FISA warrants used to wiretap the Trump campaign was scheduled to conclude sometime in May or June, and that he is personally reviewing the deep state's conduct that instigated the collusion investigation.
"The attorney general said the report could cause real indigestion for members of the deep state," Bauer summarizes. "And I think a lot of circumstantial evidence showed [they] violated the law and the rules in order to take down candidate Trump and then president-elect Trump."
Bauer hopes, for the sake of the country, that if some laws were broken there will be some criminal indictments.
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