Land: Dems have reason to worry about Barr's investigation

Friday, May 10, 2019
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Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) 2The president of an evangelical seminary says one of the leading Democrats in Congress clearly suffers from what's been labeled "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

Congressman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. On Wednesday, the 13-term lawmaker (pictured) gaveled his committee into order to begin the process of filing contempt charges against Attorney General William Barr, who refused to appear before the committee and has steadfastly refused to turn over the unredacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, recalls how Nadler protested vigorously over the release of the Ken Starr report related to Bill Clinton's impeachment in the late 1990s.

"Although at the time it was required [under law] that it be released," Land notes. "[But] it was because of the innocent people who were hurt by the release of the Starr report that they changed the law so that now [the Mueller report] can't be released.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"… [Nadler] was against releasing the Starr report," Land continues, "but now he wants full disclosure. Mr. Nadler is an exceedingly partisan person – and he has succumbed to Trump derangement syndrome."

Nadler isn't alone in his uber-partisanship expressions during the ongoing battle between the White House and the House. During interviews and press conferences this week, many of his Democratic colleagues have been repeating the phrase "constitutional crisis," warning that the Trump administration is "shattering historic norms and testing the nation's system of checks and balances in new and alarming ways," according to The Associated Press.

Sensing their unrest, Land says the Democrats have every reason to be scared of Barr.

"He's going to investigate all the nefarious activity that took place under the Obama administration in the Justice Department and the FBI and the CIA in an attempted coup d'état," he predicts. "And Mr. Barr is going to uncover it – and these people are going to jail. So they're trying to kill him [legally speaking] before he can kill them."

Nadler has described Trump's actions as "stonewalling" as well as "an attack on the essence of our democracy" that must be opposed. In return, the president has characterized the Democrats as "unhinged" and their actions as "presidential harassment."

By the end of the day on Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee – on a party line vote – approved a contempt resolution against the AG that now moves to the full House. Prior to the vote, President Trump had invoked executive privilege over the release of the unredacted Mueller report.


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