Ted Cruz Picks Apart Dems' 'Exceptionally Weak Arguments' On AG Barr


With Attorney General William Barr testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday about the Mueller probe, Democrats tried to grandstand. Ted Cruz pointed out the absurdity of their attacks.

He said “The principle attack that the Democratic senators have marshaled upon you concerns this March 27th letter from Robert Mueller and it's an attack I want people to understand and just how revealing it is. This is their whole argument. ‘They ain't got nothing.’So their argument is as follows, and let me see if I understand it correctly. You initially, when you received the Mueller report, released to Congress and the public a four-page summary of the conclusions. Then, on March 27th, Mr. Mueller asked you to release an additional 19-pages, an introduction and summary that he had drafted. And, indeed, in the letter, what he says is 'I am requesting that you provide these materials to Congress and authorize their public release at this time.' And the reason he says it is to fully capture the context, nature and substance of the office's working conclusion.So you did not release those 19-pages at that time.Instead a couple of weeks later, you release 448 pages, the entire report, which includes those 19 pages. Do I have that timeline correct?"

Barr said, "That's right.”

Cruz continued, “Their entire argument is 'General Barr, you suppressed the 19 pages that are entirely public, that we have, that we can read, that they know every word of it.' And their complaint is that it was delayed a few weeks.And that because of your decision not to release the report piece meal but rather release those 19 pages along with the entire 448-pages produced by the special counsel... If that is their argument, I have to say, that is an exceptionally weak argument.Because, if you're hiding something, I'll tell you right now, General Barr, you're doing a very lousy job of hiding it. 'cause the thing they're suggesting you hid you released, you released to Congress and the American people.”

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