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CNBC reported that Attorney General Barr was set to testify this morning in the House about the riots happening around the country.
That hearing has been postponed due to a minor car accident involving Representative Jerry Nadler. Nadler is reportedly not injured.
Barr’s statement was released last night from Politico, among other outlets. The statement touched on several subjects, not just the riots. He remembered Rep. Lewis, who just passed, but the most important item of notice was his staunch defense of the Justice Department’s handling of the Russia investigation.
Barr’s statement says:
“Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according to his instructions. Judging from the letter inviting me to this hearing, that appears to be your agenda today. So let me turn to that first.”
He takes the allegations head-on saying that “the President has not attempted to interfere in these decisions” regarding the Russian investigation. He says that the President “expects” AG Barr to “exercise independent judgment to make whatever call is right.” And that, AG Barr, says is exactly what he has done.
We will keep you updated on the Nadler crash and the House committee hearing.