Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats are inching ever closer to pulling the trigger on impeachment.
Despite Pelosi’s public claims of reluctance, everyone in Washington, D.C. knows trying to remove the President from office is her endgame.
But Attorney General William Barr has this ace up his sleeve to shut down the Democrats’ impeachment plans.
Democrats have one more card to play with the Mueller Report.
They can subpoena the special counsel to testify about his findings.
However, Mueller is still an executive branch employee.
And that leaves the decision of allowing him to testify with President Trump.
And in a White House event on health care, President Trump announced Attorney General Barr would make the final call.
President Donald Trump reversed course again Thursday that he will leave it up to Attorney General William Barr as to whether special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before Congress.
“I’m going to leave that up to our very great attorney general. He’ll make a decision on that,” Trump said, adding that Mueller’s report has come out and it is done.
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted, “Bob Mueller should not testify. No redos for the Dems!” But an administration official told CNN’s Jim Acosta that Trump was merely “expressing his opinion,” and was not necessarily expressing intent to block Mueller’s testimony.
Trump cited the price of the investigation, the number of “angry Democrats” investigating, and the documents the White House and campaign provided, saying “nobody” was more transparent than he was.
Democrats have tried to make hay out of a fake “cover up” scandal they invented surrounding Barr’s handling of the release of the Mueller Report.
Letting Mueller testify – and forcing Mueller to confirm under oath that he did not find anything in Barr’s summary of his findings inaccurate – would take the steam out of that phony narrative.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.