The Democrats’ lap dog, the press, has fired its fired the first shot in its war agist reality and disappointment.
Here’s what Barr actually said:
Barr said that he reviewed the evidence and, after consulting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other senior Justice Department officials, he determined that Trump did not obstruct justice.
On Thursday, Barr said "there is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated ... by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency ... and fueled by illegal leaks."
But "the president took no act that in fact deprived the special counsel of the documents and witnesses necessary to complete his investigation," Barr added. "The evidence of non-corrupt motives weighs heavily against any allegation that the president had a corrupt intent to obstruct the investigation."
Barr was later asked to address Mueller's thought process behind his decision not to come to a conclusion in the obstruction case.
Barr replied that when he, Rosenstein, and other DOJ officials met with Mueller on March 5, they asked him whether his actions were influenced by Justice Department guidelines that say a sitting president cannot be indicted.
"We specifically asked him about the [Office of Legal Counsel] opinion and whether or not he was taking a position that he would have found a crime but for the existence of the OLC opinion," Barr said. "And he made it very clear several times that that was not his position."
And here’s Business Insider (I won’t bother to look, but I’m sure it’s representative of the new party line being rolled out by charlatans and fools).
Just as the press has been congratulating itself for convincing the American public that their taxes rose this year when, if fact, it freely admits that for the majority of tax payers, taxes dropped, it’s counting on gaslighting the public on this one.
Given the record, it probably will.