On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr formally ignored an illegal subpoena from House Judiciary Committee to produce an unredacted copy of the Mueller report. For reasons known only to Mueller and his merry band of Democrat partisans, they decided to quote grand jury testimony in the report and, by law, grand jury testimony cannot be released for any reason and is only available to the House Judiciary Committee as part of an impeachment proceeding. Like the bullsh** obstruction inquiry and dereliction of duty in making a finding, this has the smell of another Mueller…or Weissmann…stinkbomb deliberately planted to make Barr’s life as interesting as possible.
As it turns out, Wednesday was also the day of a cabinet meeting at the White House. When Barr entered the room, everyone was ready for him:
Colleague John Roberts rpts AG Barr was greeted with a standing ovation as he walked into the Cabinet Room for today’s cabinet meeting. This comes as the House Judiciary Cmte continues to prep a contempt of Congress resolution for Barr
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 8, 2019
A little color from the President's cabinet meeting today. Sources tell John Roberts from FOX News that Attorney General William Barr walked into the room to a standing ovation. Barr said he was surprised and then smiled. #POTUS
— Edward Lawrence (@EdwardLawrence) May 8, 2019
It seems that the Democrats are intent upon fighting 2020 on this ground. As we saw during the Obama years, when this kind of a fight happens it rarely works out well for the Congressional side. Where the White House is united…and the White House has a solid support among its base on this…the House Democrats don’t have a clear communications strategy or even clear plan about what they want to do. There are the voices of House Republicans to muddy the water and the Senate isn’t going to help the Democrats…except for the feckless Richard Burr. In this kind of fight, Trump is definitely the guy to bet on because he’s never happier than he is when locked in mortal combat with a foe and all the cameras are on him.