Whether amusing or pathetic Democrats desperate to make Mueller Report say something it cant
By Jeff Crouere
The two Attorneys General during the Obama Administration were hopelessly partisan and extremely protective of the President. Its been quite a while since Americans have witnessed an honorable and effective Attorney General serving in that important position.
Eric Holder famously claimed that he was the Presidents wing-man" who was there with my boy."
Obviously he worked non-stop to protect the President from any legal trouble and Congressional investigations. Whether it was Operation Fast & Furious the IRS Tea Party Abuse Scandal or the Benghazi Terrorist Attack Attorney General Holder was insistent on shielding Barack Obama from any trouble.
He was so committed to that goal that Holder became the first U.S. Attorney General to be held in Contempt of Congress for refusing to release documents related to the Fast & Furious Investigation.
He was succeeded as Attorney General by Loretta Lynch who continued the policies of Eric Holder.
She not only protected Obama but she also evidently believed it was necessary to protect Hillary Clinton. Right before the Department of Justice officially decided to exonerate Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing in the investigation of the handling of her personal email communications Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport.
Supposedly the two discussed golf and grandchildren among other inane topics for 20 minutes while the investigation of Hillary never was mentioned.
Of course no one should believe such a ridiculous cover story which just shows the measures that Democrats will take to protect one of their prominent party leaders.
When President Trump was elected he decided to choose U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as his Attorney General. At first it was believed that Sessions would be a fine Attorney General. He was a stalwart conservative during his Senate career. During the 2016 presidential campaign he was the first United States Senator to endorse Donald Trump for President.
Unfortunately his utter ineptitude was only exposed after he assumed the position of Attorney General. His horrific mistake was to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. This one misguided determination overwhelmed any positive decisions he may have made as Attorney General.
In addition it was totally unnecessary since Sessions did not meet with Russian officials in any improper context during the 2016 campaign. The President was apoplectic. Obviously Sessions bowed to pressure from within the Department of Justice.
By recusing himself Sessions allowed his Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the investigation and make the determination whether a special counsel was warranted.
Not surprisingly Rosenstein elected to launch a special counsel investigation and appointed Robert Mueller to oversee the probe. This started the $35 million two-year witch hunt which has distracted the Trump administration from its beginning and cast a shadow over almost everything the President has accomplished.
After a search and a brief tenure by Interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker the President selected William Barr for this critical position. Barr had previously served for two years as Attorney General during the administration of President George H. W. Bush.
Both Democrats and Republicans expressed admiration for Barr and praised his unblemished record of integrity and his vast legal background. During confirmation hearings Barr gave an impressive performance setting the stage for a tenure as Attorney General that has been both consequential and controversial.
Since the day his second tenure as Attorney General began on February 14th Barr has been subjected to unfair media attacks and congressional harassment.
After he summarized the Mueller report Barr was summoned to testify before Congress.
Instead of joining the criticisms on president Trump Barr actually claimed that spying did occur" on the Trump campaign.
He also stressed that spying on a political campaign is a big deal."
He is now investigating whether this unprecedented monitoring of a presidential campaign was warranted.
This announcement infuriated congressional Democrats and their allies in the media. It was similar to the rage that greeted Barr when he concluded that the Mueller investigation not only exonerated President Trump for Russian collusion but also for obstruction of justice.
Muellers team officially cleared the President of Russian collusion charges but not for obstruction of justice. This dereliction of duty by the Special Counsels office of partisan Democrat prosecutors forced Barr assisted by Rosenstein to make the decision.
After examining the evidence and ten instances noted by Mueller including some that Barr believed did not merit consideration of obstruction of justice the President was exonerated. At A stellar press conference Barr summarized the Mueller report and gave his reasoning for making the determination about the President.
In doing so Barr has withstood vicious criticism from the media and Democrats who now claim that he is a Trump stooge."
In reality Barr is no ones stooge.
As a former Bush administration member he is also deeply rooted in the political establishment.
Nevertheless he has displayed remarkable courage to move forward with these decisions and finally end this nightmare for the country.
It took a few years for President Trump to get it right but he finally found a real U.S. Attorney General one who insure that justice will be served.
Jeff Crouere and his award winning program Ringside Politics" airs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate Channel 32 WLAE-TV and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM. He also provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel.