Congressional Democrats are threatening to subpoena the report to be issued by special counsel Robert Mueller, and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) is spouting off conspiracy theories about the new attorney general as well.
The threat comes with reports that the special counsel may issue the report on so-called Russian interference in the 2016 elections next week, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said on CNN’s “New Day,” which the network posted on Twitter.
AG William Barr “has to make a decision — is he going to be the people’s lawyer or is he going to be the President’s lawyer?” @SenBlumenthal says as sources tell CNN that the Justice Department is preparing for Mueller report as early as next week. https://t.co/o1rWjoIe29 pic.twitter.com/ZR9AXMOTqa
— New Day (@NewDay) February 21, 2019
Attorney General William Barr was reticent recently about whether he would allow Mueller to testify before Congress, and whether he would resist a subpoena if it were issued for the report, Roll Call said.
Meanwhile, Cohen, who is well known for providing colorful yet not always-appropriate soundbites, had a few things to say about Barr during an interview on CNN. The video is available here.
Cohen, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, accused the new attorney general of carrying out President Donald Trump’s orders to end the Russian probe abruptly. He questioned the timing of Barr starting his job and the investigation ending soon thereafter.
“It seems like possibly Barr has put an end to the Mueller investigation, and I think Barr was sought out by Trump probably with The Federalist to find somebody who would do his bidding. And I’m afraid he will give us very little insight into the report, and we will have to subpoena Mueller and/or the report.”
Cohen referred to The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which seeks to reform the legal system.
But did Cohen have any evidence? It did not seem so.
In fact, CNN host Brianna Keilar called Cohen.
“That is a big allegation,” she said.
She asked for proof. Cohen only offered more speculation, which Keilar pointed out.
Continuing his attacks later, Cohen tweeted, “The American public has paid for the special counsel’s report & they deserve to see it. They deserve to know whether or not their president is a crook. However, I fear Trump & Barr may try & stop the public from seeing the report. #MuellerReport.”
The American public has paid for the special counsel’s report & they deserve to see it. They deserve to know whether or not their president is a crook. However, I fear Trump & Barr may try & stop the public from seeing the report. #MuellerReport pic.twitter.com/DAsrYIDtoT
— Steve Cohen (@RepCohen) February 21, 2019
Cohen in the past has said such things as he wished President Donald Trump would tell Marsha Blackburn, who was then running for the Senate, to jump off a bridge.
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