Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway said Wednesday the remarkable animosity exhibited towards Attorney General William Barr is a consequence of the top federal law enforcement official’s commitment to holding those accountable who perpetuated the great Russia hoax.
“The reason why people don’t like Attorney General William Barr is because he is attempting to hold people accountable for one of the most lawless things that have been done in the history of the country,” Hemingway said on Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle.”
“Which was this Russia collusion hoax. An attempt to take down the elected president of the country to harm international relations, and to use all the tools of the intelligence services to do this. That was a horrible thing, and Barr has said it clearly and that’s why they don’t like him.”
"The reason why people don't like Attorney General William Barr is because he is attempting to hold people accountable for one of the most lawless things that has been done in the history of our country" pic.twitter.com/WxMdKqBU5V
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Hemingway’s remarks come after the attorney general sat before the House Judiciary Committee where Barr took questions from lawmakers on a wide range of topics including the Justice Department’s conduct unearthing one of the greatest scandals in American history and the federal agency’s handling of anarchic militants terrorizing the nation’s cities.
Barr defended the administration’s crackdowns on protestors launching assaults on federal officers sent to ensure public safety, dispelling myths perpetuated by Democrats and legacy media.
“Peaceful protesters do not throw explosives into federal courthouses,” Barr said in his opening statement.
Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan also offered a detailed defense of Barr, issued a scorching rebuke of the Democratic Russian collusion hoax and played a video highlighting the media’s deceptive coverage of the riots.