So Attorney General Bill Barr went to Capitol Hill today to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee. And boy, what it filled with fireworks. Of course, Republicans on the Committee like Lindsey Graham did nothing but basically fellate Barr, but Barr had a day that he will soon not forget.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had probably the absolute best back-and-forth with Barr.
Feinstein: “You still have a situation where a president essentially tries to change the lawyer’s account in order to prevent further criticism of himself.”
Barr: “Well that’s not a crime.”
Feinstein: “So you can, in this situation, instruct someone to lie?”
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you exhibit A. Feinstein is pointing out that Trump told his staff to lie to Special Counsel Bob Mueller. It’s there on the transcripts. Telling someone to lie to the Special Counsel is indeed a crime. It is called Obstruction of Justice. And that right there lends itself to “high crimes and misdemeanors as laid out in the Constitution. Ergo, because of what AG Bill Bar said today, he has admitted that the obstruction of justice occurred, that it was real, that te President did it, and that he knew about it.
Whether we want to or not, we have to acknowledge that the reasoning for impeachment has been laid out. What we do with it remains to be seen.