Fox Business host Lou Dobbs slammed the idea that Attorney General William Barr is “independent” while praising his ongoing efforts as “doing the Lord’s work.”
Dobbs lauded Barr for his ongoing investigations of the “crooked” and “rotten” FBI and Justice Department officials who were part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, speaking with his guest, former deputy campaign manager of the 2016 Trump campaign, David Bossie.
(Source: Fox Business)
“I do know this, the problem is immense and that Bill Barr is doing the Lord’s work, as well as that of this great republic,” he said on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Wednesday.
“And he needs to be protected,” Bossie interjected. “That’s exactly right, he’s an independent arbiter, he makes the decisions that are best for the United States,” he added before Dobbs jumped in.
“You know what? I heard that independent crap from James Comey. I heard it,” Dobbs said. “Let me tell you something, he works for the president of the United States. He works for the American people, he’s not independent by any measure.”
“He is the attorney general, and I just hate it when I hear ‘independent.’ He is part of the executive branch and he, by God, knows his responsibilities,” Dobbs continued. “And I’ll tell you this, that attorney general will make the House Judiciary Committee wish they had never heard his name, let alone summoned him to have a discussion in front of their August probe.”
“I’m excited Bill Barr is the attorney general,” Bossie said as he tried, again, to make the argument that Barr is not being pulled into the politics game.
“He must be protected to make these decisions. As I was saying about him being an independent, he’s making independent decisions -” Bossie said, as Dobbs jumped in.
“Independent of whom?!” Dobbs asked. “You go back to that. What’s he making an independent decision about? He has the law. He has the job. He has the president.”
“That’s exactly my point,” Bossie asserted.
“What’s he independent of, David?” the Fox Business host pressed.
“He’s independent of the deep state, he’s independent of the bad actors” Bossie replied, finally getting agreement from Dobbs.
“He’s fearless of the Deep State,” Dobbs suggested.
“That is exactly what I was trying to say,” Bossie said. “You are much more articulate than I am.”
“No, I am just a little more revved up,” Dobbs quipped.
Barr is reportedly scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee at the end of March, according to a letter to Barr from Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerold Nadler which was signed by 23 Committee Democrats.
“Since President Trump took office, we have repeatedly warned you and your predecessors that the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes is both dangerous to our democracy and unacceptable to the House Judiciary Committee,” they wrote.
Democrats have been up in arms over the attorney general’s decisions and were immediately critical of the DOJ overruling federal prosecutors who recommended a nine-year sentence for Roger Stone, a longtime friend of the president’s.
In reversal, feds revise Roger Stone’s ‘excessive’ sentencing recommendations https://t.co/J8MelhzDW9
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 12, 2020
Trump weighed in on Wednesday, thanking Barr in a tweet “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”
Congratulations to Attorney General Bill Barr for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought. Evidence now clearly shows that the Mueller Scam was improperly brought & tainted. Even Bob Mueller lied to Congress!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
Four prosecutors handling the Stone case withdrew after the DOJ’s intervention, prompting more Democrat outrage as they called on Barr to resign over the matter.
“Something egregious like this demands that the inspector general investigate and demand that the chairman of the Judiciary Committee hold a hearing now,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor.
“I, therefore, request that you immediately investigate this matter to determine how and why the Stone sentencing recommendations were countermanded,” the New York Democrat continued, “which Justice Department officials made this decision, and which White House officials were involved.”
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