Earlier this week the Democratic House motioned to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt because of his failure to answer a subpoena issued by the House.
The Democrats have been trying to get a copy of the entire Mueller report and all the supporting documents since the day it came out that President Trump is innocent of collusion and obstruction of justice.
The Democrats, who once held Attorney General Barr in high esteem, have decided for some reason to go after him in a questionable way.
With all the issues that the House is throwing Barr’s way the President was bound to step in at some time. In a move by the President, Trump has used he is executive authority to protect the Mueller report and all the evidence associated with it from Congress.
This act of the President to use his secrecy powers is the first time since he has taken office that he has done so.
The use of these powers came at an important moment when the House was ready to hold William Barr in contempt.
Barr was to be held in contempt of Congress because he did not appear before them for questioning after a subpoena was issued for him to appear.
Stephen E. Boyd, who is a Department of Justice official, stated, “This is to advise you that the president has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials.”
This would affect all the report and the all the evidence that coincides with the report itself.
Attorney General Barr did release a redacted version of the report a few weeks back but apparently that did not sit well with the Democratic House.
In their minds, Barr has stopped them from having the information needed to carry out an investigation on President Trump.
They believe that the President has abused his executive powers.
The President has not abused his powers since he has taken office.
The House is just looking for a way to discredit the President pending the 2020 elections.
When the House decided to vote on holding Barr in contempt, the Justice Department issued a warning that the President will use his executive powers to protect the material that the Democrats are seeking to have.
Of course, the warning was not very well-received by the members of Congress.
Jerrold Nadler, who is a House Representative from the state of New York and the chair of the committee, has stated, “In the coming days, I expect that Congress will have no choice but to confront the behavior of this lawless administration.
The committee will also take a hard look at the officials who are enabling this cover-up.”
In response to Jerrold Nadler’s statement, Sarah Huckabee, who is the White House press secretary has said, “The American people see through Chairman Nadler’s desperate ploy to distract from the President’s historically successful agenda and our booming economy.
Neither the White House nor Attorney General Barr will comply with Chairman Nadler’s unlawful and reckless demands. Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege.”
The President is not about to sit by and let the House of Representatives abuse the power that is entrusted to them by the people of the United States.
This is a prime example of why the nations checks and balance system of government was put in place by the founding fathers of this great nation.
The Democratic House is on a hunt to find anything wrong with any person that stands against them or in their way of their agenda.
Attorney General William Barr was highly respected by members of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
The reason that they have focused on destroying him now is that the announcement he gave on the Mueller report concerning the President was not what they wanted to hear.
So they have set out to formulate their own findings and conclusions to meet up with their own personal agenda and pursuit of power.