There’s irony and then there’s whatever the heck this is.
Adam Schiff, who’s spent the last 2+ years lying about Russian collusion and living outside CNN in a tent, is now calling for Bill Barr to resign for…well, no one really knows what for.
This is all connected to the supposed “bombshell” that wasn’t last night. The media ran with a story purporting to prove that Barr lied and mislead with his summary letter of the Mueller report. The problem is that Mueller himself said he did no such thing.
Buried in the Post report and absent from the headline is this pretty important line way down in the body.
“When Barr pressed him whether he thought Barr’s letter was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not, but felt that the media coverage of the letter was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.”
In other words, Barr pushed back on Mueller’s silly complaints and got him to admit that Barr hadn’t misrepresented anything. Then we see Mueller fold and say he’s actually just upset with the media for misrepresenting the matter.
“I called Bob and said, ‘What’s the issue here?’ I asked him if he was suggesting that the March 24 letter was inaccurate and he said no, but that the press reporting was inaccurate….
…“But he was very clear with me that he was not suggesting that we had misrepresented his report.”
That’s not stopping the insanity from continuing. Some House Democrats are calling for an IG investigation.
Others, like Schiff, are making the nonsensical call for him to resign.
“There’s no sugarcoating this. He should step down,” Schiff said on CBS.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) May 1, 2019
Actually, there is actual sugarcoating of this that can be done, namely because Mueller himself said Barr’s letter was not inaccurate. So what’s Barr’s grave crime here again?
Facts never matter to Schiff though. He’s a crazed conspiracy theorist who’s continually given airtime on the major networks as some kind of unbiased expert on the Russia investigation. In reality, he’s a hack who’s grasping at every straw to keep this narrative alive.
No collusion found by Mueller? He’ll just tell you there’s still evidence in plain sight. No obstruction indictment handed down? He’ll just say that it doesn’t matter that Trump didn’t technically do anything illegal. Now, with the Mueller report being such a dud, Schiff is shifting to whining about a summary letter which isn’t even relevant anymore because we have the whole report already.
The only person in this equation who should resign is Schiff. He’s been proven to be a liar over and over. He’s misled the public about testimony, likely illegally leaked materials to the press, and he has done everything he can to obstruct the search for the truth about what really went on at the FBI/DOJ in 2016 and early 2017.
None of this is going to stop. The media and Democrats are fully invested in keeping this narrative alive. Furthermore, they know that if they can smear Barr enough, they might be able to kneecap the coming findings on the origins and handling of the Trump-Russia investigation. That could end up implicating a lot of the people screaming bloody murder right now. If there’s any justice left in politics, and I’m not sure there is, this won’t work and these people will be exposed sooner rather than later.