“Bill Barr is following the law. And what’s his reward? Democrats are going to hold him in contempt,” said an impassioned Jordan.
The Congressman said Democrats were out to destroy Barr because they are nervous that he will “get to the bottom of everything” surrounding the Trump-Russia Hoax.
“I don’t think today is actually about getting information. I don’t think its about getting the unredacted Mueller report. I don’t think last week’s hearing was actually about having staff question the Attorney General. I think it’s all about trying to destroy Bill Barr because Democrats are nervous he’s going to get to the bottom of everything,” he said. “He’s going to find out how and why this investigation started in the first place.”
Jordan then cited four “very interesting things” Barr said during an Senate Finance Committee hearing.
“First he said there was a failure of leadership at the upper echelon of the FBI. We all know thats the case. Director Comey has been fired. Deputy Director Andrew McCabe fired–lied three times under oath according to the Inspector General.”
He continued, “FBI Counsel Jim Baker demoted and left currently under investigation by the Justice Department. Lisa Page demoted and left. Peter Strzok, deputy head of counterintelligence demoted and fired. Peter Strzok the guy who ran the clinton investigation and the Russia investigation. there was certainly a failure of leadership at the upper echelon of the FBI.”
“Second thing the attorney general said …spying did occur. He said it twice: “Yes, spying did occur.”
Jordan continued with his third point, saying Barr also said there was a basis for his concern about the spying that took place.
“And maybe the most interesting thing, two terms he used that frankly I find frightening,” he said. “He said…he thinks there may have been unauthorized surveillance and political surveillance. Scary terms.”
Bill Barr is following the law. What's his reward? Democrats are going to hold him in contempt. pic.twitter.com/slK3cXf3k2
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) May 8, 2019