Attorney General William Barr, fresh off of the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report, has sent a strong message that he will not cave to antagonists on the left.
Barr, who has already caused much hysteria among liberals and liberal legislators, was on point Thursday morning, totally on top of his game as he slammed a reporter attempting to corner him with unfounded assumptions.
During his questioning at his news conference this morning, a reporter accused Barr of showcasing favoritism on behalf of President Trump, in part by describing the situation with his investigation as “unprecedented.”
Then Barr took over.
Watch the classic exchange here:
Barr: "I'm not sure what your basis is for saying I'm being generous to the President."
A reporter then brings up his use of the word "unprecedented."
"Is there another precedent for it," Barr asks.
"No," the reporter answers.
"OK so unprecedented is an accurate description." pic.twitter.com/5Mkso4BOCR
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 18, 2019
According to the Western Journal:
If anything, calling the treatment of the Trump administration by Democratic lawmakers, the media and the #Resistance as a whole “unprecedented” is understating the case.
From the Democrats’ failure to accept the results of the 2016 election to the media’s conscious decision to abandon the rules of journalism in order to wage a partisan war on the White House, the Trump years have been an unending series of “unprecedented” confrontations.
It’s no doubt true that Trump has filled the role of president like no other before him, but it’s also true that his political opponents, including those in the supposedly neutral news media, have behaved in ways that would have been unimaginable not too long ago.
(Like, say, the Obama administration.)
And Barr, who held the attorney general job at the end of President George H.W. Bush’s presidency, clearly knows he has his work cut out for him.
When he called out the FBI and Justice Department “spying” on the Trump presidential campaign, the media and liberal lawmakers were in an uproar.
But Barr proved then what he proved again on Thursday.
He’s not backing down.
Many social media users celebrated and cheered Barr on:
Amazing. Our press has exposed themselves as nothing more than partisan, uninformed, political actors. Truly disgraceful performance over the last 2+ years. Yet…nothing will change.
— Sanjay Narayan (@SanjayNarayan) April 18, 2019
Every time the media cross examines a member of the Trump Admin nit only do they show the contempt they have but they also show how incredibly stupid they all are. Their Trump hate has turned them into mouth breathing hate robots.
— Not Justin (@laundryroom0125) April 18, 2019
It’s honestly sad that the derangement has come to a point where journalists have to be given dictionary definitions to understand what they themselves are asking or attacking.
I hope this puts the agitators on notice. The truth is the truth, whether you like it or not, and whether you can understand it or not.