Democrats have hatched a master scheme as the walls begin to close in on them and arrests are getting set to come down against that.
That is the argument being made by a former federal prosecutor who said that Congressional Democrats want to smear Attorney general William Barr in order to undermine the arrests, The Tennessee Star reported.
Jim Trusty, formerly the Chief of the Organized Crime Section at the DOJ, now a partner at Ifrah Law, said Dems are doing “damage control” because U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe, and a DOJ investigation into antifa’s financing are about to result in some “bombshell” indictments.
Former federal prosecutor Jim Trusty explains why Dems are so anxious to demonize Barr. 1. Durham investigation indictments coming. 2. Antifa financing indictments are coming too. pic.twitter.com/AyEIcVgxih
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) June 23, 2020
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler recently vowed to subpoena Attorney General Bill Barr to compel him to testify before his panel on the firing of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman.
Rep. Jim Jordan scorched Nadler in a letter Tuesday, accusing him of taking an “odd and decidedly partisan posture” toward the attorney general since his confirmation.
“The Attorney General had previously agreed to appear voluntarily in March, before you cancelled the hearing due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the representative said.
“Attorney General Barr remains willing to testify voluntarily once the pandemic concludes. Accordingly, there is no legitimate basis for you to compel his testimony at this time,” he said.
Trusty said that Barr is not frightened to be cross examined by Rep. Nadler of any other Democrat on the firing of Berman.
“They’re trying to make it into this incredibly important inquisition about the misdeeds of Mr. Barr, and I gotta tell ya, I don’t think for a minute that Bill Barr is shaking in his boots or worrying about whether he has to appear by way of subpoena or just by volunteering,” the former prosecutor said. “The president can move people around and the president can put new U.S. attorneys into office at his pleasure.”
Barr said in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier in June that “focused investigations” had already started that “relate to Antifa.”
“It’s a very loosely organized group, and they have an unusual system of communication and organization,” he said. “There are people who can be characterized as leaders in any given situation.”
“There appear to be sources of funding, and we are looking into the sources of funding,” the attorney general said. “And, you know, there is clearly some high degree of organization involved at some of these events and and coordinated tactics that we’re seeing. And we’re looking into that as well. And some of it relates to an Antifa. Some of it relates to groups that act very much like Antifa. As I said, there’s a witches’ brew of extremist groups that are trying to exploit this situation on all sides.”
The attorney general said that the Secret Service was in the right when it had protesters removed from in front of The White House so that the president could go to church.
“As I’ve said, the president of the United States should be able to walk one block from the White House out to the ‘church of presidents,'” he said. “He should be able to do that. And, you know, this canard that this exercise was done to make that possible is totally false. I don’t see anything wrong with the president walking over to the church.”