Jerry Nadler is back in the news for more incompetence and failed leadership. He is coming out publicly saying that he may try to impeach Attorney General Bill Barr.
Nadler thinks Barr is favoring Trump’s friends and associates but the record does not fit Nadler’s narrative.
“And what did the judge ultimately do?” DOJ spokeswoman Kerry Kupec asked about the charges Barr interfered with Roger Stone’s sentence.
“This judge cut in half the recommendation of those original prosecutors, which was completely consistent with what the attorney general recommended, so there was vindication there.”
“It’s really as simple as that—but certainly—in the interest of fairness and even-handed justice and one system of justice, the attorney general did the right thing—whether it’s for Mr. Stone or any other cases that are brought before him.”
“It is ridiculous on its face” there was anything else involved.
From Fox News:
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec on Thursday hit back at House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s threat to potentially seek impeachment against Attorney General Bill Barr, slamming the suggestion as simply a “political thing.”
Nadler, D-N.Y., suggested this week that his committee “may very well” initiate impeachment proceedings, amid his panel’s broad investigation into the alleged “unprecedented politicization” of the Justice Department under the Trump administration.
But Kupec, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning, cast his threat as a “political thing.”
“If people have a problem with Bill Barr coming back to the Department of Justice to restore one system of justice, not a two-tiered system, I think that says a lot more about the critics than it does about the attorney general,” Kupec said. “Because that is what he has done again and again.”
“He approaches all cases with an open mind. He judges them according to the facts and the law without regard to political consideration,” Kupec continued. “This is what he promised to at his confirmation, this is what he has done throughout his tenure as attorney general, and that is what he will continue to do until his last day as AG.”
Kupec confirmed Thursday that Barr accepted an invitation to testify before Nadler’s committee next month, on July 28, after Nadler threatened to subpoena him and compel his testimony.
On Wednesday, Nadler held a hearing featuring two Justice Department officials who criticized Barr’s leadership. Following the hearing, Nadler suggested impeachment was an option.
“I think the weight of the evidence and of what’s happened leads to that conclusion,” Nadler told CNN.