‘Keep your mouth shut’: Dems rage, media tribal drums beat furiously over Barr’s presser, call for ‘boycott’

Anyone who thought the end of the Mueller witch hunt and the release of his report would at least tone down some of the criminal insanity out there in the media and in Congress … sorry, it’s not happening. Tribal divisions are as wide as ever, with politicians up in arms and a reporter boycott of Attorney General William Barr’s news conference this morning is being called for by fuming provocateurs in the press.

Anger expressed by Dem. Rep. Jerry Nadler and other progressive politicos last night led to a few loyal media flunkies calling for a boycott of AG Barr’s press conference this morning preceding the midday release of the redacted report.

A #BoycottBarr hashtag on Twitter hotly trended with many applauding the idea after MSNBC analyst David Corn floated it …

Late yesterday, the Justice Department announced that Barr, along with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, will be holding a news conference and responding to questions Thursday morning at 9:30 am.

Of course, critics were immediately pounding their fists. Rep. Hakeen Jeffries tweeted that the AG should “keep your mouth shut.”

As far as why he referred to him as “so-called Attorney General”? Who knows. He was confirmed by the Senate.

CNN contributor Joe Lockhart, called the presser a “defensive move.” He tweeted, “Simply put, Barr is Trump’s press guy tomorrow trying to protect him. It’s really outrageous.”

He followed up …

Lockhart was responding to MSNBC justice analyst Matthew Miller who tweeted …


Rep. David Cicilline, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, accused Barr of trying to “frame the Special Counsel’s findings. Just release the full report.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Barr’s credibility …

Deciding to formalize their self-righteous anger, four Democrat House chairs issued a statement …

From the right, most were correctly just waiting for the report to come out. But Rep. Doug Collins, the leading GOP lawmaker on the Judiciary Committee had this to say about Nadler …

According to Politico, “A Senate aide confirmed that lawmakers didn’t expect to receive Mueller’s report until 11 a.m. on Thursday — after Barr and Rosenstein’s news conference.” The media didn’t take well to being snubbed.

The Federalist’s Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway were on the warpath to push back against liberal media elites trying to spin the report’s release:

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1118702424930291712

https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1118629837508366337

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