Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post Wednesday where he accused the current Attorney General, William Barr, of being “nakedly partisan” and “unfit to be attorney general.”
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) took to Twitter Thursday after apparently seeing Holder’s op-ed and declared that “Bill Barr is the second most dangerous man in the country.”
In his op-ed, Holder wrote in the Washington Post: “I respect the office ad understand just how tough the job can be. But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, that they demand a response from someone who held the same office.”
“Virtually since the moment he took office, though, Barr’s words and actions have been fundamentally inconsistent with his duty to the Constitution. Which is why I now fear that his conduct– running political interference for an increasingly lawless president– will wreak lasting damage,” Holder claimed. “William Barr has proved he is incapable of serving as such an attorney general. He is unfit to lead the Justice Department.”
Schiff tweeted Holder’s op-ed and wrote: “Ever since he was appointed Attorney General and demonstrated that his loyalty is to Donald Trump and not the interests of justice, I have warned: When it comes to the rule of law, Bill Barr is the second most dangerous man in the country.”
The California representative, though, did not name in his tweet who is the “most dangerous man” in the country, but we can assume who he thinks it is. (Continued Below)
In June, Schiff claimed of Barr, during the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., “We find ourselves, I think for the first time, with an attorney general who really is the president’s defense lawyer and spokesperson, who’s quite good at it and has the veneer of respectability to camouflage what he’s doing.”
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“He is not the sophist that Giuliani is, he’s much more dangerous, and I think he’s the second-most dangerous man in the country,” he added, referring to President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. (Continued Below)
Adam Schiff’s tweet:
Ever since he was appointed Attorney General and demonstrated that his loyalty is to Donald Trump and not the interests of justice, I have warned:
When it comes to the rule of law, Bill Barr is the second most dangerous man in the country.https://t.co/T1du4ElN72
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 12, 2019
However, here are a few examples of a “dangerous Congressman”:
Schiff, in a rebuttal memo, to counter the Nunes memo, insisted that the FBI and Department of Justice officials did not abuse the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) courts or hide information from judges. But according to Horowitz, that is exactly what the FBI did.
Schiff also claimed that the FBI did not heavily rely on the so-called Steele dossier, which was paid oppo research against Trump by the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Horowitz said, however, that the FBI “heavily relied” on the garbage dossier, and even made up evidence to keep the dossier useful before the courts, though key officials knew that what was in it was not true.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) pointed out during a hearing last month in the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff has spent the past three years scrounging for dirt that he could use against Trump. He was so desperate for opposition research that he even fell for a prank by a Ukrainian who offered him nude photographs of the president, making a mockery of the House Intelligence Committee in the process. (Continued Below)
He spent years repeatedly telling reporters that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government. Then the Mueller Report exposed those assurances as mere partisan bluster, noted the Washington Examiner.
Schiff vehemently insisted that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower,” but was forced to acknowledge that his staff had, in fact, coordinated with the so-called whistleblower before the complaint that led to the current impeachment farce.
Schiff also notoriously gave a “dramatized” rendition of the president’s call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.
Most recently, the House Intelligence Committee released a Democratic report on the impeachment inquiry, which included records of calls from Nunes, presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, a Giuliani connection Lev Parnas, and other White House associates. Schiff subpoenaed both AT&T and Verizon for the information. (Video Below)
Rep. Nunes on IG report vindicating his memo on the deep state; watch:
(Related: Schiff Tells Tapper He Has “Nothing To Testify About” When Pressed On Possibly Being Called As A Witness)