On Wednesday ,during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as to the regards of Russian Collusion Interference in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr called for the stoppage of the use of “criminal justice process” as a “political weapon.”
During questioning, Senator Richard Blumenthal of the District of Connecticut, asked Attorney General Barr if he had “exonerated or cleared” President Donald Trump from obstruction of justice charges.
Barr responded by saying “No i didn’t exonerate, I said that we did not believe that there was sufficient evidence to establish an obstruction offense which is the job of the justice department.”
The attorney general then proclaimed that “the job of the Justice Department” is now over and that the “American people” could rely on a democratic process in the next 18 months to decide whether Trump would remain in office or not.
“The job of the Justice Department is now over; that determines whether or not there was a crime. The report is now in the hands of the American people. Everyone can decide for themselves — there’s an election in 18 months, that’s a very democratic process.”
“But we’re out of it, and we’ve to stop using the criminal justice Process as a political weapon.”
Barr on the Mueller Report:
“The job of the justice department is now over … the report is now in the hands of the American people. Everyone can decide for themselves, there’s an election in 18 months, we’re out of it, we have to stop using the DOJ as a political weapon.” pic.twitter.com/IZfPrmQzH6
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019