House Intel Chair Adam Schiff doubled-down on his delusional attacks against the White House Tuesday; breathlessly calling the Attorney General of the United States the “second most dangerous man in the country.”
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2019
“We find ourselves, I think, for the first time with an attorney general who really is the president’s defense lawyer and spokesperson who’s quite good at it and has the veneer of respectability to camouflage what he’s doing,” Schiff said, referring to Barr.
“He is not the sophist that Giuliani is, he’s much more dangerous, and I think he’s the second-most-dangerous man in the country,” he added.
Schiff’s comments come weeks after the Attorney General vowed to “get to the bottom” of FISA warrant abuse during the 2016 race for the White House.
Rep. Adam Schiff slammed Attorney General William Barr’s new probe into the origins of the shady Russia-Trump collusion investigation last month; saying the top DOJ official was engaged in the “Trumpification” of the Department of Justice.
“Barr says Trump’s campaign was ‘spied’ upon. Trump claims treason. Both are incendiary. Neither is true. Barr suggests a finger was put on the scale to affect the election. But the Trump probe was kept secret; the Clinton one wasn’t. It’s the Trumpification of the DOJ,” posted Schiff on social media.
Barr says Trump’s campaign was “spied” upon. Trump claims treason. Both are incendiary. Neither is true.
Barr suggests a finger was put on the scale to affect the election. But the Trump probe was kept secret; the Clinton one wasn’t.
It’s the Trumpification of the DOJ.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 17, 2019
Schiff’s comments come days after the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee called for Barr’s resignation after he refused to speak with Congressional Democrats regarding Robert Mueller’s “no collusion” report.
Schiff published a scathing op-ed in USA Today last Friday directly accusing Barr of “misleading the country” after he declined to indict President Trump of obstructing justice.
“William Barr should resign,” writes Schiff. “The public servants there and in similar offices around the country deserve an attorney general who shares their abiding commitment to the rule of law, demonstrates strength and independence, speaks truth to power and represents no one person, but all Americans.”
“That makes Bill Barr the second most dangerous man in the country. It also renders him grossly unfit for office,” he adds.