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Trumps the Minister of justice can conflict with Congress escalate

miss a needs to be office? Or is there stamped someone to be the scapegoat? More than a month has now passed since the special investigator Robert Mueller of his Russia-investigation has been completed. The dispute rages on about it still, is mainly due to one man: William Barr. The U.S. Department of justice, the Minister had the oversight of the investigation, he had it in Hand, how the Public was informed.

On Wednesday he had to answer before a Committee of the Senate, a day – long question-and-left a mixed impression. Barr've put "his reputation up in flames," commented the Washington Post. The supposedly independent lawyer, have turned out to be another "lickspittle" Donald trump .

the anger of The Democrats and many media based in the four-page Letter, with the Barr on 24. March, the results of the investigation, Mueller's, about the Russian activities in the presidential election of 2016, was presented. The short version was for Trump in the sense of benevolent, than that you not only – correctly – noted that the special investigator could not provide any proof of criminal collusion of the Trump Teams with Russia. You gave the impression that the investigation of a possible justice had not result in disability, by the President, a lot of. The numerous incriminating statements from the report of Barr, in his Letter, only in a shortened half-sentence again.

Mueller complained

Until the publication of the report almost a month went by and then one time, the Trump used to file a claim for the "total discharge". In Mueller, as this week it became known, on 27. March complained to the Minister of justice that the short version of "the context, nature and content of the" capture his work. To put it in the Washington Jargon: He complained about the spinning, with the Barr, his summary was provided.

Nevertheless, the Minister of justice, replied in a hearing before Congress in early April on the question of the Democrats, he did not know whether Mueller is using his interpretation of the agreement – which was obviously wrong. He failed to mention that it had asked Mueller in the same Letter, to publish as quickly as possible its own summary. Added to this was the press conference held at the Barr, before he released Mueller's report on, finally, and he used as another opportunity to Trump unfavorable passages downplay.

According to the Democrats, all of this is relevant, because Barr had used his office to the President of the Public of all charges to acquit, before this, had been aware of the outcome of the report. In the Senate hearing on Wednesday and are responding to Barr this image by, he defended the behavior of Trumps opposite of justice through all the floors.

only a Republican-dominated Senate Committee: U.S. attorney General William Barr. Video: Tamedia/AFP

Specifically, he saw no Problem in the fact that the President urged the chief lawyers of the White house to bring about a dismissal of Mueller's. It is Trump to be gone only a question of "a special investigator" instead of Mueller's, Barr. Such euphemistic statements of the justice Minister, unworthy, and found the Democrats. They call on Barr, in the meantime, in series to the resignation.

"He lied to Congress"

On Thursday increased Nancy Pelosi, the democratic speaker of the house of representatives, the pressure on Barr again. "He has lied to the Congress," she said in front of journalists in the Congress. "If someone had done otherwise, we would be talking of a crime." No one above the law, even the Minister of justice.

trump's followers have been long ago behind Barr. Everything, what counts, is the fact that the Minister of justice published the report, finally, almost UN-shaded, say the Republicans. You don't refer wrongly to the fact that Mueller himself wore in his report, although all sorts of incriminating evidence against Trump, but in the end, no decision has met, whether he wanted to press charges for obstruction of Justice or not.

So he left this question to Barr, he had to know that he appends a long time a legal opinion, according to the President, because of their great power, actually, never, the justice may make disability guilty.

arguments for Impeachment-procedure

The Democrats are simply frustrated by the fact that Mueller's investigation have not supplied them with the materials they would have needed for an Impeachment proceedings against Trump. the conservative "Wall Street Journal" commented. Therefore, the Minister of justice will be defiled and need a "" to do his Job.

signs that the conflict subsides soon, there is no. On Thursday, Barr would have to again before the Congress to testify, this time before a Committee of the house of representatives. His appearance he said, however, short-hand, because he agreed to let the legal staff of the Committee to interview. The Democrats are now considering to pull him because of "contempt of Congress" accountable.

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Created: 02.05.2019, 18:18 PM

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