AG Barr stood up for President Trump and the Executive Branch stating that Democrats are “using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the Executive Branch”.
He also accused congressional Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of “sabotaging” the Trump administration by implying that the government in power is illegitimate.
“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” Barr said during a Federalist Society dinner in Washington, DC, Friday night.”
“Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”
“Immediately after President Trump won the election, opponents inaugurated what they called the ‘resistance,’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration,” Barr said.
“The cost of this constant harassment is real,” he continued.
The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president,” he said.
Barr’s comments came on the same day the House Intelligence Committee held its second day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Nancy Pelosi still stood her ground with claims “the president abused his power and violated his oath by threatening to withhold military aid and a White House meeting in exchange for an investigation into his political rival.” An act she said is a “clear attempt by Trump to give himself an advantage in the 2020 election,”
Although Democrats cling onto their baseless claim of President Trump having committed an impeachable offense, several reports and information revealed at the course of the hearing ‘begs to differ’.