Blumenthal Claims AG Barr May Be Now In ‘Legal Jeopardy’ As A Result Of Trump’s Transcript

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Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal is convinced that phone call “notes” released by the Trump Adminstration are “deeply damning” and “powerfully incriminating,” so much that he thinks Attorney General William Barr is now in “legal jeopardy.”

On Wednesday, Blumenthal issued a lengthy statement on Twitter just moments after an unredacted transcript of a phone conversation between Trump and Ukraine’s  President Volodymyr Zelensky was publicly released at the request of President Trump.

In his two-part statement, Blumenthal initially attacked President Trump and described the conversation as a “classic gangster shakedown” before focusing his attention on AG Barr.

Blumenthal said: “These call notes are deeply damning & powerfully incriminating. Devastating for Trump, they spell out exactly how he pressured the Ukrainian President to investigate Trump’s political opponent for personal, political gain.”

“It reads like a classic gangster shakedown—& I prosecuted mob bosses, I would know,” he suggested. “Congress must not only see the whistleblower’s full complaint, we should hear from the whistleblower & other witnesses directly. The President is in breach of his oath of office & his constitutional duty to protect our country.” See Below

In a separate thread of tweets, Blumenthal targeted the Attorney General when he said, “William Barr may now be in legal jeopardy. He testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the President never asked him to investigate anyone. He should be brought back before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain his previous testimony.”

“Barr must recuse himself from any DOJ involvement in this matter,” he continued. “If reports are true that DOJ declined to open an investigation after receiving a criminal referral, we must find out what role Barr played in that decision, given that he is mentioned numerous times in the call.”

“We must also find out what role Barr played in instructing the DNI not to turn over the whistleblower complaint to Congress,” Blumenthal proclaimed. “No one is above the law, not the president, not his personal lawyer, & not the Attorney General of the United States. The world is watching.” See Below

In ending, here is video of Joe diGenova weighing in on why he thinks Democrats are “scrambling” for a theme and narrative to use against President Trump: