Wednesday, May 1, 2019

"What wine goes best with watching Democrats fail to take down @realDonaldTrump yet again?"

..."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," Cruz explained.

"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," Cruz recounted....

"Two weeks later, you release 448 pages, the entire report, which includes those 19 pages. Do I have that timeline correct?" Cruz asked.

"That's correct," Barr replied.

"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," Cruz said.

Cruz reiterated that Barr wanted to release everything at once instead of piece-by-piece.

"If that is their argument, I have to say, that is an exceptionally weak argument," Cruz said, as Barr laughed....