William Barr

William Barr determined to unravel truth behind Russia lie

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Barr must charge ahead. He knows the personal smears already thrown at him are just the start, but he told CBS reporter Jan Crawford he feels a sense of duty because, at 69, “it really doesn’t make any ­difference.” “I realize we live in a crazy ­hyperpartisan period of time and I knew that it would only be a matter of time if I was behaving responsibly and calling them as I see them, that I would be attacked because nowadays people don’t care about the merits and the substance,” he said. “They only care about who it helps, who benefits, whether my side benefits or the other side benefits, everything is gauged by politics.”

Exploiting the MSM: Barr Uses CBS to Speak to America

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

William Barr's interview Thursday (transcript here) with Jan Crawford is filled with fascinating details and surprisingly candid responses, but most interesting of all may be that he undertook this dialogue not with friendlies at Fox or the Wall Street Journal but with  CBS — the very beating heart of the mainstream media from well before the days of the Dan Rather embarrassment. The network is the sine qua non of Deep State establishmentarianism. You would think they would crucify him, but Barr is fearless — and justifiably so. He knows he is telling the truth and that, as the saying goes, will set you free.

Robert Mueller and the Art of Innuendo

David Catron, The American Spectator

Inevitably, upon his examination of the Mueller report, Attorney General Barr found nothing that warranted an obstruction case against the President. And then-Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who originally authorized the investigation, concurred. As to Mueller himself, the best news to come out of Wednesday’s presser is that he’s resigning. He spent our money, wasted our time, and proved as partisan as Trump insisted. He has mastered the art of innuendo, however, so he may have a future on cable insinuating that the President was involved in the JFK assassination or kidnapping the Lindbergh baby.

Anti-Trump Republican Congressman Justin Amash Earns A Primary Opponent

Rep. Amash and his family have been sketchy, if not downright deceptive about their business in Red China. Now, in the middle of President Trump's effort to protect American jobs and national security against Red Chinese attacks Amash suddenly thinks Trump should be impeached. Click here to learn more about Amash's opponent Michigan state Representative Jim Lower.

Progressives Face a Bleak Post-Mueller Landscape

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What really explains the furor now directed at Barr? One, progressives are terrified that a number of Trump’s critics — Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe — may soon be indicted. Two, the 2020 progressive agenda — whether defined as the Green New Deal, a wealth tax, Medicare for All, or open borders — will not compete well with Trump’s currently booming economy. Three, the Mueller investigation is over, finished after 22 months, $34 million, and a 448-page, two-volume report. So now what? Progressives are not willing to let the Mueller investigation rest in peace and move on with their lives. Perhaps they feel in the political sense that there is nothing to move on to. And they are probably right.

Trump To Address Most Important Immigration Issue

We believe President Trump’s willingness to take on the assimilation issue comes from his own deep sense of patriotism and love of country, and his own family’s immigrant story. We are 100 percent in favor of a strong and effective assimilation program being included in any immigration reform plan put forth by the President.

The Turtle Wants To Move On… To What?

Conservatives applaud Majority Leader McConnell’s words of support for President Trump and for his demand that Democrats end the obstruction and publicly funded conspiracy theory propagation. The problem we see is that McConnell has not specified what action he plans to take to move the Trump agenda forward.

The Big Lie That Barr Lied

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Democrats are unnerved. Attorney General Barr is pursuing an inquiry into the Obama administration’s decision to conduct a foreign counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. The time is now, they figure, to reprise the Ken Starr treatment: the ad hominem withering of an accomplished, highly capable official — in this instance, one who is daring to press questions that would have been answered two years ago if an incumbent Republican administration had spied on — er, monitored — a Democratic presidential campaign.

When the third time is not the charm

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The only “high crime and misdemeanor” left to imagine is that the attorney general “lied to Congress.” Without a shred of reliable evidence, that’s the thinnest fantasy of all. The third time is definitely not the charm. So what’s next? Is there a scandal about pilfered bedpans at the Department of Health and Human Services? Did the attorney general indulge a needed burp and forget to beg Jerrold Nadler’s pardon? What the Democrats need, in addition to a good 5-cent cigar, is a scandal with lasting power. President Trump and his side must remember that when your enemy is trying to destroy himself, the only smart thing to do is get out of his way and give him room. The crazies will do the rest.

Dem attacks on Barr come down to three-week gap

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Mueller protest seemed more about feelings and intangibles than the bottom-line conclusions Barr had listed. And how, precisely, would a four-page letter "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of a 448-page report? But that was the basis of the Democratic attack on Barr. (And if you do not believe it was an attack on Barr, just look at the questioning of Sen. Mazie Hirono.) Democrats are angry at the president for everything, they're angry at the attorney general for covering for the president, and they are angry at Mueller for not giving them the full-throated indictment of the president that they wanted. And that has nothing to do with a three-week gap.

Obama crony Eric Holder should stop lecturing William Barr on legal ethics

Deroy Murdock, Fox News

I hereby nominate Eric Holder for the inaugural Nobel Prize for Chutzpah. Obama’s initial attorney general, the first black American to hold that office, has a ton of nerve to lecture Attorney General William Barr about releasing the Mueller Report. “The attorney general of the United States is the people’s lawyer, not the president’s lawyer,” Holder said Thursday in Chicago’s Rogers Park district. “You have a responsibility to run the Justice Department in a way that is not political.” This is not the same Holder who served Obama. Eric Holder should do America a huge favor and slide back off the radar.

Barr is right, spying on Trump campaign did occur

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Cable news commentators called Barr's statement "stunning" and appeared baffled that the attorney general would make such a claim "without evidence." The baffling thing was why they were baffled. Barr's statement was accurate and supported by publicly known facts. There is simply no doubt that the FBI wiretapped a Trump campaign figure. Is a wiretap "spying"? It is hard to imagine a practice more associated with spying. Despite the cries from outraged Democrats and the media analysts who simply can't imagine what Barr might have been referring to, the attorney general's words were demonstrably true.

William Barr Is the Democrats' Worst Nightmare

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Barr's obviously been paying attention to the larger situation and that is bad news indeed for Democrats. This is particularly true because the Mueller probe did not come up with any crimes connected to Russia collusion, but even the beginnings of an investigation of what prompted the probe in the first place has already come up with several. What is clear is we will be dealing with this a long time, all the way, it's quite likely, to election 2020. For the Democrats, this is the original "be careful what you wish for,"  especially if the investigation leads where many think it will--to the top of their party.