Attorney General Barr gets angry that Mueller is going to testify publicly
Attorney General William Barr is not happy that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is currently scheduled to testify on July 17th in front of Congress concerning his investigation into President Trump.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Barr lashed out, saying that Democrats were trying to create a "public spectacle" and that he wanted Mueller to know that can and should skip the proceedings.
“I’m not sure what purpose is served by dragging him up there and trying to grill him,” Barr said. “I don’t think Mueller should be treated that way or subject himself to that, if he doesn’t want to.”
Barr made the remarks while visiting a prison in South Carolina to discuss criminal justice reform. He says he's more interested in learning how the Mueller investigation started, than what Mueller actually thinks.
"It is essential to take a deeper look at how things unfolded," Barr stated to the reporter.
That statement could be seen as Barr acting more like Trump's personal attorney, going after Mueller and Democrats, than acting like the Attorney General looking out for the best interests of the United States as a whole.
Even though Mueller no longer works at the Justice Department, Barr said that he would block any attempt by Congress to subpoena members of Mueller's previous team.
It's unclear why he would do that.
When Barr is not busy trying to obstruct the American people learning more from Mueller and his findings, he apparently plays the bagpipes. He recently showed off his skills in front of a gathering of U.S. attorneys at the Justice Department.
Can we hold him in contempt for this, at least?