Democrats are trying to corner Attorney General William Barr, but he just doubled down and pushed all of his chips on the table.
While speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Barr said that he is not preventing Special Counsel Robert Mueller from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.
Democrats are desperate after the Mueller report completely vindicated President Donald Trump and ended the Russia collusion hoaxes.
Now, Democrats are trying to get Mueller to testify as a last ditch effort to keep investigating non-existent Trump-Russia collusion.
But Barr isn’t afraid of Democrats and made it clear that Mueller is more than welcome to testify if he wants to.
“It’s Bob’s call whether he wants to testify,” Barr said.
“I’m trying to break away from Washington and do the real work of the attorney general,” Barr added while he was on the way to El Salvador to work on increasing international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13.
Barr has been busy lately actually doing real work.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the attorney general appointed a federal prosecutor to investigate how the Russia witch hunt began and whether the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 was legal.
Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry.
“The inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate,” the report said.
It added: “Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.”
Sources familiar with matter say the focus includes pre-transition period — prior to Nov. 7, 2016 — including the use and initiation of informants, as well as potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses.
An informant working for U.S. intelligence posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 to try to probe George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, on the campaign’s possible ties to Russia, it emerged earlier this month. And, Papadopoulos told Fox News, the informant tried to ‘seduce’ him as part of the ‘bizarre’ episode.
Durham is reportedly known as a “hard-charging, bulldog prosecutor.”
Last month, Barr put the final nail in the collusion coffin and reiterated countless times that Mueller found no evidence that Trump, his campaign, or any American colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Barr said he consulted with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and they both determined there was no evidence to charge Trump with obstructing justice in the Russia probe.
The president has been completely vindicated after the two-year Russia witch hunt.
Barr and Mueller have made it clear that there is no evidence of collusion or obstruction.
But now the tables have turned — and Barr is honoring his pledge to investigate those who started the Russia witch hunt.
Some Obama officials are likely very worried about this and what will be uncovered.