Nancy Pelosi was furious.
She never expected to see her power challenged in this manner.
Now Pelosi is lashing out, and she just issued one threat she will live to regret.
Pelosi ranted and raved about Attorney General William Barr shutting down all the Democrats’ conspiracy theories about a cover up of the Mueller Report.
Instead, Pelosi fell back on the Democrats’ latest talking point – that Barr lied to Congress in his previous testimony when he said he had no idea if anyone on his team had any objections to his four-page letter detailing Mueller found no collusion with the Russians and declined to bring obstruction of justice charges.
Barr said no and Democrats seized on a letter Mueller wrote to Barr claiming the media was not producing enough negative coverage of Mueller’s findings.
Democrats claim this is evidence Barr lied.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress, blasting him in a closed-door meeting and later at a news conference.
“We saw [Barr] commit a crime when he answered your question,” Pelosi told Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) during a private caucus meeting Thursday morning, according to two sources present for the gathering.
“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress,” Pelosi said soon after at a news conference. “And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general.“
The allegation comes as Democrats have intensified their criticisms of the attorney general over his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, his refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and the Justice Department’s unwillingness to comply with a subpoena for the full unredacted report.
But Barr was not asked about if Mueller had any objections.
Congressman Charlie Crist asked him about Mueller’s staff.
And Barr answered truthfully.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.