After Attorney General Bill Barr pulled back on the original sentencing recommendation for former Trump campaign aide Roger Stone, there was a huge uprising within the Democratic Party to hold him accountable.
For her part, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is fully on board with investigating Barr, but according to The Washington Times, she broke down and admitted that it wouldn’t be worth it for Democrats to pursue impeaching him.
Make no mistake about it: Pelosi is not happy with William Barr. She and just about everyone in her party slammed him for dialing back the sentencing recommendation on Roger Stone.
Pelosi is even accusing Barr of having “deeply damaged the rule of law,” per the Times. Impeaching him, however, is a completely different thing.
Pelosi seems to have learned her lesson from the failed Trump impeachment — or perhaps after Barr let former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe walk, she felt he might not be all that bad after all.
Pelosi attacked Barr on Thursday for the Stone sentencing fiasco, but admitted: “That doesn’t mean that we’re going to spend all of our time going after every lie that the administration henchmen make to the Congress of the United States.”
Trump’s lapdog or not?
Left out by Pelosi was the fact that the same man who Democrats are accusing of being Trump’s lackey just let former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe off the hook without so much as a wrist slap, according to a new Fox News report.
After two years of investigation and ample proof that he lied to investigators about confidential information that was leaked to the media, McCabe is being sent on his way.
It took McCabe all of two seconds to sit down on CNN and tell everyone how he had been wronged, even though he even admitted that he lied. How this can be justified when former Trump allies Roger Stone and Michael Flynn are going to jail for like “crimes” is beyond most conservatives, though.
As for Barr’s comments regarding the Stone sentencing, it is a matter of what you believe in terms of the escalator for the sentence. The reason the initial sentencing recommendation was so harsh was that the prosecutors included a “threat” made by Stone that even the threatened party did not take seriously.
Barr removed that from the equation, as he should have, hence the lighter sentence.
Perhaps Pelosi realized after her knee-jerk reaction to Barr’s intervention that trying to impeach Barr would be yet another exercise in futility.