Fox News host Sean Hannity blew the lid off what Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler’s really trying to “get away with” regarding Attorney General William Barr.
During his opening monologue on Thursday night, Hannity argued that Nadler wants to use his chairmanship on the House Judiciary Committee to trap Barr into committing a crime.
Nadler has threatened Barr with action if the attorney general does not release Grand Jury information to other Democratic leaders.
It would be illegal for Barr to release classified information, which is why Nadler is trying to bait the AG into breaking the law.
Hannity showed a clip of Fox News legal contributor Johnathan Turley explaining executive privilege and how Nadler’s committee holding Barr in contempt was “unfounded.”
Turley said clear that if Barr releases the full unreacted report, it would “be a crime,” and that they would see a “world of hurt.”
Hannity had these questions in his mind:
“Hold on a second. If you didn’t take the Hillary-bought-and-paid-for Russian dossier seriously or literally, why did James Comey in October of 2016 swear — it says at the top of the FISA application, verified — Why did he swear that the contents were true and accurate in the first FISA request? Why was that request marked verified at the very top? Did James Comey lie then or did he lie in January of 2017 when he said to then President-elect Trump, it’s salacious but not verified.”
Hannity closed his monologue by saying: “The once powerful high ranking members of this ‘Deep State’ that we have been talking about and exposing for two years tonight [are] running scared and they are now turning on each other,” Hannity said.
Hannity’s argument is that Nadler is threatening Barr and trying to pressure him into releasing Grand Jury information in the Mueller report.
If Barr doesn’t comply, Nadler will try to take action against the attorney general.
If Barr does comply and turns over the information to Nadler, it could subject the AG to legal issues for revealing sensitive information that can’t be released to the public.
This, Hannity argues, is Nadler’s plan to go after Barr.
For the record, roughly 92 percent of the Mueller report has been made available to Congress and the public.
Aside from that, Democrats have been ratcheting up crazy, utterly bizarre ideas lately.
Last week, Texas Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett said he’s “ready” to hire security personnel “to make an arrest” and throw Barr in jail over the Mueller report.
Earlier this month, Nadler suggested fining people associated with President Trump $20,000 per day for not honoring his subpoenas.
The Democrat went onto talk about fining and even arresting Trump officials who defy him.
They want the attorney general arrested and jailed because he won’t break federal law in order to release a small portion of the Mueller report.