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Sen. Hirono Tells AG William Barr to Resign

Listen to Senator Mazie Hirono's scathing critique of Attorney General William Barr at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Sen. Mazie Hirono Tells AG William Barr to Resign

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told Attorney General William Barr to resign, as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Russia investigation.

“You lied to Congress…You lied, and now we know. America deserves better, you should resign. But I wasn’t surprised. You did exactly what I thought you’d do. That’s why I voted against your confirmation. I expected you would try to protect the president, and indeed you did.

From the beginning of the Russian Investigation, Barr was addressing an audience of one, that person being Donald Trump. That’s why, before the bombshell news of 11 of Hirono’s Senate colleagues and called on the Department of Justice inspector general and office of professional responsibility to investigate the way that Barr has handled the Mueller report.

The Democratic controlled Senate now knows more about the alleged deep involvement in the Russain Investigation in trying to cover up for Donald Trump. Being attorney general of the United States is a sacred trust. The Senate believes that department has betrayed that trust. In a plea that America deserves better, they wish Barr to resign.

“Do you think all of the things that President Trump did are OK? Are they what the president of the United States should be doing? For example, do you think it’s OK for a president to fire an FBI director to stop him from investigating links between his campaign and Russia? It may not be a crime, but do you think it’s OK? Well I think the report is clear that—No, I’m not talking about the report analysis of whether a crime occurred, I’m asking you. This is not a crime, but do you think it’s OK for the president to do what he did, to fire the special council to keep them from investigating? I don’t think the evidence supports the proposition—So I guess you think it’s OK.

“Do you think it’s OK for a president to ask his White House council to lie? Well, I’m willing to talk about what’s criminal. No, we’ve already acknowledged that you think it was not a crime. I’m just asking whether you think it was OK. Even if it’s not a crime, do you think it’s OK for the president to ask his White House council to lie? Which event…? Look, if you’re just gonna go back to whether or not it’s a crime you’re telling me that it’s OK. Let me ask you the last question that I have in 17 seconds, do you think it’s OK for a president to offer pardons to people who don’t testify against him? To threaten the family of someone who does? Is that OK? When did he offer a pardon to someone—I think you know what I’m talking about. Please, please Mr. Attorney General, you know, give us some credit for knowing what the hell is going on around here with you.

Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Barr's handling of the Mueller Report by saying, “Not really. To this line of questioning. No, no, listen you’ve slandered this man. Barr says, “Yeah, what I want to know is how did we get to this point? Hirono retorts, “I do not think that I am slandering anyone. Mr. Chairman, I am done, thank you very much. Graham fires back, “And you’ve slandered this man from top to bottom. So, if you want more of this, you’re not gonna get it. If you want to ask him questions you can.”

Attorney General William Bar at the Senate hearing dealing with the Russian Invesitgation and until the election will receive plenty of scrutiny for his role in concluding the Meuller Report to clear the president of obstruction of justice something Mueller communicated his objections to Barr in a letter on March 27, three days after the attorney general disclosed the special counsel's conclusions and findings in a summary letter clearing President Donald Trump of having obstructed the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump relied on that summary letter to claim total exoneration.

Brut.

05/01/2019 11:30 PMupdated: 05/02/2019 1:03 PM
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242 comments

  • Jerry C.
    05/15/2019 14:57

    Democrats aren’t worried about the people they never have their worried about those

  • Robert M.
    05/08/2019 13:49

    Where the Hell has she been her whole Democratic Party is Thieves and liars.

  • Sue S.
    05/08/2019 00:22

    She isn't playing with a full deck

  • Roy R.
    05/07/2019 23:35

    She is full of hate has never introduced a bill , waste of space in congress.

  • Debbie W.
    05/07/2019 21:36

    She is a piece!

  • Sally N.
    05/07/2019 21:16

    She is EVILshe needs to resign and she is a liar

  • Joel K.
    05/07/2019 19:05

    I think her depends are to tight

  • Joel K.
    05/07/2019 19:03

    This peace of ——-needs to———-send illegals to Hawaii to her house that way we know where there at

  • Donnie H.
    05/07/2019 18:54

    One more clown

  • Jocef P.
    05/07/2019 16:51

    Perfect!

  • Michael S.
    05/07/2019 16:33

    She doesn’t seem very smart

  • Wesley A.
    05/07/2019 16:21

    Blahahahaha..

  • Scott P.
    05/07/2019 12:06

    Scathing critique? Hardly. She made herself look like the fool she is.

  • Randy U.
    05/07/2019 11:38

    Congress is usually off the rails. To attack due process is not intelligent. It comprises everyone's freedom. This is a prime example of how a situation such as the X Y Z Affair can happen.

  • Wylia K.
    05/07/2019 11:15

    She need be resign

  • Mike Y.
    05/07/2019 11:14

    so she admitted that she made her decision before the hearing began - it is sad that people only hear what they want to and no one said a word about her decisions but what if a judge made his decision of you being guilty of ? before the hearing, would that be acceptable to you also ? his guilt or innocence is not what i am saying anything about - it is her own admission of making her decision before hand

  • Frank M.
    05/07/2019 05:02

    Bull.. Liberal... Bull...

  • Steve L.
    05/07/2019 03:59

    Congrats Democrat’s elected another loser

  • Michael A.
    05/07/2019 01:14

    I can not believe the childish question theses senators ask. It's like a kindergarten school yard. I expected more.

  • Thomas R.
    05/07/2019 00:52

    I don't think it is ok for her to be in that committee or American government in any form or position. I would have told her what I thought and let the chips fall as they fell. Time to take a stand.