Hostile Ga Dem accuses Barr of not wanting to answer questions as he repeatedly interrupts in telling exchange

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The true intentions of Democrats was already on display as Attorney General William Barr attempted to testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

In his first appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, Barr addressed Democrats chomping at the bit to confront him, calling them out in his opening remarks for their attempts to “discredit” him. But as they got the chance to question him, democrats proved the only pressing issue for them is grandstanding to make the Trump administration look bad.


(Source: Fox News)

A Fox News panel covering the live hearing remarked on the contentious back and forth during questioning by Democrat lawmakers.

“It has been really frustrating just as a general listener,” co-anchor Melissa Francis noted during a break. “You know, Democrats have asked him questions and then they don’t let him answer. And I thought the whole point was to bring him here to ‘answer’ for a lot of the things that have happened. I wanted to hear what his response was.”

Barr clashed with Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat who grilled him on the Roger Stone sentencing but repeatedly did not let him answer questions he fired off in rapid succession.

Again, Barr was talked over and accused of not responding to questions when he was clearly being drowned out by Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson, who began his time with an insulting jab to the nation’s top law enforcement officer.

“Your opening statement reads like it was written by Alex Jones or Roger Stone,” the Georgia lawmaker began referring to Barr’s detailed opening remarks. “you stand by that statement?”

“Yes,” Barr replied.


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“I am sure that we can agree on some things,” Johnson continued, accusing the president of being a “prolific tweeter,” and asking Barr if he agreed.

“He seems to be,” Barr replied as Johnson went on to discuss how Trump was unhappy with the court recommending a sentence of 7-9 years in prison for Stone, his former confidant, whose sentence was commuted by the president earlier this month.

“And, General Barr, several hours after that, you filed a pleading with the court stating that the sentence recommendation would be changed, and that you would be asking for a lighter sentence for Roger Stone. Isn’t that correct?” Johnson asked.


(Source: Fox News)

“No, what is correct, is that on February 10th, Monday, I gave instructions as to —,” Barr attempted to clarify.

“No…I’m reclaiming my time,” Johnson interrupted.

“I’m answering your question,” Barr said as the lawmaker again said he was reclaiming his time.

“I’m telling my story, that’s what I’m here to do. I know it, that’s why I’m here. I’m here to tell my story. On the night before —,” Barr attempted once again to speak.

“You’re going to answer my question,” Johnson said, inexplicably demanding Barr do exactly what he had been trying to do.

Once again, as the Attorney General began to respond to the question, Johnson cut him off.

“Reclaiming my time, sir. Reclaiming my time,” the Democrat said.

“I know you don’t want to answer, but the facts are clear,” he said, going on to make claims about those “facts” that Barr disputed and tried to correct for the record.

Twitter users slammed the Democrats “clown show.”

SEE HIGHLIGHTS OF BILL BARR’S HEARING

 

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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