House Democrats have set their proverbial sights on the nation’s top law enforcement officer in their expanding impeachment inquiry.
Per Fox News:
Attorney General Bill Barr was first put on defense when the transcript of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released last week, revealing that Trump suggested he get in touch with Barr and Giuliani to discuss an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The Justice Department, though, swiftly denied any involvement with any such investigations and denied that Barr ever spoke with Trump regarding the matter. The DOJ further said Barr has not communicated with Ukraine at all.
But he faced a fresh round of scrutiny amid revelations that he asked the president to make introductions for him to foreign countries that may have had information pertinent to the Justice Department’s ongoing probe into the origins of the Russia investigation — a probe that he announced publicly earlier this year.
Barr’s defenders, however, argue there is nothing controversial about his role in that investigation, being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.
“Make no mistake, Attorney General Barr is doing what he is authorized and has the mandate to do and that is to investigate, to prosecute and to expose corruption,” former U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman told “Fox & Friends” this week. “If the FISA court was utilized to secure warrants and be able to go in and spy on American citizens or influence the election in any way, Attorney General Barr is the only one who has the authority to investigate that.”
In recent days, former Attorney General Eric Holder weighed in, insinuating Barr crossed the line.