House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had no idea what she was in for.
The Democrats decided they wanted to go to war with Attorney General William Barr and President Trump.
But Nancy Pelosi’s life was shattered by this massive William Barr bombshell.
House Democrats voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt over Barr’s refusal to break the law over the administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census.
Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings demanded Barr and Ross turn over documents that were protected by privilege.
When Barr informed Cummings that the Justice Department intended to abide by the law, Chairman Cummings flew off the handle and led a vote to hold Barr and Ross in criminal contempt.
Nancy Pelosi gave her blessing to the outrageous course of action.
But the plan backfired.
The Justice Department announced it would not pursue criminal charges against Barr and Ross.
Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen announced this decision in a letter sent directly to Speaker Pelosi.
“The Department of Justice’s long-standing position is that we will not prosecute an official for contempt of Congress for declining to provide information subject to a presidential assertion of executive privilege,” Rosen wrote.
Deputy Attorney General Rosen explained that this was standard procedure as the response to the subpoena by Ross and Barr was not a crime so the Justice Department would not file criminal charges.
“Consistent with this long-standing position and uniform practice, the Department has determined that the responses by the Attorney General and the Secretary of Commerce to the subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform did not constitute a crime, and accordingly the Department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General or the Secretary,” Rosen wrote.
Democrats painted a bullseye on Attorney General Barr’s back ever since Barr announced during testimony before the Senate that he would investigate the origin of the Russian collusion hoax.
Unlike former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Barr was unafraid to take on Barack Obama’s Deep State.
President Trump also granted Attorney General Barr the authority to declassify whatever documents Barr deemed necessary.
That means the American people will finally get a complete look at the Obama administration’s criminal conspiracy to frame Donald Trump for collusion with the Russian government.
Democrats know some very bad news is about to hit the party with all the force of a speeding locomotive so their only play was to discredit the Attorney General.
Pelosi allowed the contempt vote against Barr to proceed so the accusation of being a “criminal” would always follow Barr around.
When Barr announces the findings of his investigations into the origin probe, the Democrats will claim they are tainted because Attorney General Barr is an accused criminal.
American Patriot Daily will continue to cover any new developments in this ongoing story.