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April 5, 2019 9:03 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com

The Justice Department fustercluck continues. Attorney General William Barr has been forced onto the defensive concerning his handling of Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s report on investigations into the Trump presidential campaign (and beyond). as this inconvenient news hits the wires:

William Barr was invited to meet justice department officials last summer, on the same day he submitted an “unsolicited” memo that heavily criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into obstruction of justice by Donald Trump.

Barr, who was a private attorney at the time, met the officials for lunch three weeks later and was then nominated to serve as Trump’s attorney general about six months later.

The revelation about the meeting, which was arranged by Steve Engel, the head of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, and which has not previously been publicly disclosed, raises new questions about whether the White House’s decision to hire Barr was influenced by private discussions he had about his legal views on Mueller’s investigation.

These question include, “Is William Barr a political prostitute or a co-conspirator with Team Trump well before he wrote his unsolicited memo claiming that the Executive Branch has practically dictatorial powers?”

William Barr and Steve Engel need to be subpoenaed and put under oath before the House Judiciary Committee. In fact, we wonder how prominently they play in Mueller’s own findings. ‘Nuff said.

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Dave "Doctor" Gonzo is a renegade media producer, occasional bassist, web developer, and Grammy® voter. He is editor and senior contributor to News Behaving Badly. He has written for American Politics Journal, Alan Colmes' Liberaland (Dave was also a semi-frequent Friday guest on Alan's radio show), and (in print) Audio Review. Dave lives in s fortified compound with doorman in Manhattan's not-so-trendy Yorkville neighborhood.