Bill Barr is done playing games with the overmatched jerry Nadler and the overrated Nancy Pelosi and is throwing their disgraceful treatment of him back in their faces.
They want more hearings but Bill Barr, citing the despicable way they treated him when they wouldn’t let him answer a question, is denying them access to his people.
“Having squandered its opportunity to conduct a meaningful oversight hearing with the attorney general, it remains unclear how further public spectacles with other department officials would now — a mere 14 legislative days since the attorney general’s hearing — advance the committee’s legitimate oversight efforts,” DOJ wrote.
“All told, when the attorney general tried to address the committee’s questions, he was interrupted and silenced in excess of 70 times,” DOJ wrote. “One member interrupted him and admitted, ‘Well I don’t want you to tell your story.’”
“Although the Department is not in position to provide witnesses for these hearings at this time, should the Committee nonetheless continue to have particular interest in obtaining information from the Department, and should the Committee commit to doing so in an appropriate and productive manner, the Department would be happy to work with you regarding the scheduling of additional oversight hearings in the future,” DOJ said.
From Fox News:
Much of the testimony focused on George Floyd’s death in police custody and the subsequent protests that have swept across the U.S.
Nadler later accused Barr of using federal forces to provide Trump with footage for campaign ads. When Barr tried to respond and say that he was not using federal law enforcement to help Trump’s campaign, Nadler spoke over him.
At another point in the hearing, Barr lamented that only one political party seemed to be sticking up for federal property and condemning mobs.
“What makes me concerned for the country is this is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our two great political parties, the Democratic party are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts,” Barr said. “Why can’t we just say, you know, violence against federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?”
The department’s letter said that Barr was in front of the committee to address topics that will be revisited in the upcoming hearings.