House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has been busy in recent days attacking Attorney General William Barr.
It’s over the coming release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller, who investigated claims that the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
Barr already has released a brief summary of Mueller’s report announcing the special counsel’s conclusion that there was no collusion.
However, Democrats, who have focused much of their political energies for two years on the collusion claim, have had trouble accepting Barr’s word.
Pelosi and other Democratic leaders, consequently, have been demanding to see Mueller’s original report, claiming Barr is covering up for President Trump.
The Mueller report, with legally and ethically required redactions, is to be available on Thursday.
Rush Limbaugh said on Tuesday that Pelosi’s attacks on Barr aren’t going to age well.
“I’m gonna tell you, if Pelosi keeps this up, she is going to cause all kinds of grief to rain down on her head. She is out there now saying that the Attorney General William Barr believes Donald Trump is above the law,” he said.
“This is all about the fact that he’s gonna investigate the fact that the FBI, the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign, and there’s no question that they were! I mean, just with the FISA warrants on Carter Page alone. But Comey admitted it in congressional testimony. There was spying. The real key here is why. They planted informants. This has been admitted to as well.
“But Pelosi is out there saying William Barr, the attorney general, believes Trump is above the law. I’m gonna tell you, this is gonna infuriate him. He’s gonna think not that this is just politics. He’s not gonna give her a pass on this. He is gonna take this for what it is. She is personally insulting his character. She is personally insulting his integrity, and she’s doing it to please the lunatics in her base that dwell in the denizens of basements on Twitter.”
Limbaugh warned: “If these people aren’t careful, they’re gonna get exactly what they don’t want. They’re gonna get a full-fledged investigation into how this happened, who was behind it, who all knew about it.”
He cited Pelosi’s claim that Trump “is above the law, according to the attorney general.”
“I thought commenting on the investigators was obstruction of justice? Isn’t Pelosi obstructing justice? I mean, Barr has announced he’s gonna be doing an investigation, a big investigation. And she’s out claiming and prejudging that Barr thinks that Trump is above the law. How is that not obstruction in their own definition?”
He noted Pelosi’s response when asked if she would accept the conclusions of the Mueller report.
“First of all, we don’t know. And that’s why we said show us the report. For the attorney general, though, to say, ‘I’ll use my own judgment about what I redact,’ that’s not necessarily going to be the final product. All of our intelligence community in high confidence have said that the Russians tried to disrupt our election. That is the heartbeat of our democracy,” she said.
Limbaugh said: “Now, basically, if you want to say the Russians are always attempting to gum up the works, well, yeah. But that’s not what we’re talking about. When she says that, she means Trump and Russia colluded. That’s what she is saying. People are supposed to infer based on two years of never-ending reporting that Trump and Russia colluded. She knows that when she says our intelligence community in high confidence said the Russians tried to disrupt, she knows how people are gonna interpret it.
“She wants them to interpret as our intelligence people with high confidence said that Trump colluded with Russia. That’s the conclusion she wants people to draw after hearing that abject lie. And it’s an abject lie because of the intention behind it. It isn’t up to the attorney general. It most certainly is up to the attorney general and the special counsel. They worked together to redact this thing to protect all kinds of things.”
He said: “They’re not gonna give this up because they’ve got nothing else. They want to continue to tell their deranged voters and as many Americans as possible that they’re still hiding something here. Have people say ‘gee, I wish we could come together and –’ How is it possible with this? How is it possible with this kind of irresponsible rhetoric coming from the speaker of the House?”