Should Attorney General William Barr be impeached for vanguard news U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before ,
The Senate Judiciary Committee — and his refusal to appear before its counterpart in the House -– has spurred
Democrats to ramp up their tactics to obtain an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Barr has defied subpoenas from the House requesting the full report. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold him in contempt. In the hours before the vote, the president asserted executive privilege to prevent the full report from being shared.
“purposefully” misleading lawmakers and the public in his initial summary of the report and in his Senate testimony. Barr’s trustworthiness has come under even more scrutiny in light of reports that Mueller sent him a letter criticizing his framing of the report.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Barr of committing a crime by lying during his testimony.
Barr’s apparent loyalty to the president, some argue, is counter to the intended role of the attorney general and should be disqualifying. Several prominent Democrats have called on Barr to resign. If he refuses, their only other option to remove him is impeachment .
Taking action against Barr could also provide Democrats with political cover, allowing them to satisfy those demanding aggressive action while at the same time deflecting the conversation over whether to consider adopting articles of impeachment against the president.
“Democrats and the media are acting as if Barr engaged in some sort of cover-up, when he went further than
required under the regulations to release all of the report with minimal redactions.” — Editorial, National Review
“Federal prosecutors have broad discretion over whether to bring charges or not, and it’s unlikely they’ll do so against an executive branch official,