Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff have demanded that DOJ’s IG investigate Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments about the justified firing of IG Michael Atkinson. But this really isn’t about Barr’s comments.
The real reason they want him placed under investigation is an attempt to mitigate the damage from the impending indictments against Deep State criminals such as John Brennan and Kevin Clinesmith.
I just hope that when the Republicans retake the House, the first thing they do is start investigating Nadler, Schiff and Pelosi. This is not the time to turn the other cheek. They could just start multiple investigations of Schiff and I would be satisfied.
Nadler and Schiff think it’s inappropriate to point out that Atkinson tried to take over the Executive branch, using the thoroughly disgraced alleged whistleblower.
The ICIG is responsible for policing everyone in the intelligence community of which Trump does not fit. Not only that, but he also had to change multiple rules to make it possible to launch an investigation resulting in a bogus impeachment hearing.
Recall, Barr said during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham that Trump firing Atkinson was the “right thing” to do.
Barr backed Trump and said it was the right thing to do given Atkinson broke protocol when he ran to Congress with the whistleblower complaint rather than letting the executive branch determine whether there was a problem.
“I think the President did the right thing in removing Atkinson,” Barr said explaining that the whistleblower statute only gave Atkinson jurisdiction over wrongdoing by intelligence people.
“Atkinson tried to turn it into a commission to explore anything in the government and immediately report it to Congress without letting the executive branch look at it and determine whether there was any problem,” Barr said.
Nadler and Schiff on Monday in a 4-page letter to DOJ IG Horowitz demanded Barr’s statements be investigated to see whether he “violated applicable DOJ policies and rules of professional conduct.”
“Public confidence in our system of justice depends on the integrity, fairness, and impartiality of DOJ’s leadership. It is, therefore, imperative that the attorney general be held to the same high standard expected of all Department personnel, particularly in matters involving the President’s own interests,” Nadler and Schiff wrote.