At this point the majority of Americans have had enough of Donald Trump’s crap, with current polls showing that around sixty percent of Americans disapprove of the job he’s doing, and nearly fifty percent favor impeachment. Numerous members of Congress are now calling for Trump’s impeachment as well. Suffice it to say that Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu is one of them.
Ted Lieu is on record as wanting to open an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, which we expect will happen before too much longer, considering the sheer amount of support for such a measure among his fellow House Democrats. But Lieu is also taking another approach: he’s looking to take down Trump by taking on Attorney General William Barr.
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Donald Trump yesterday of leading a cover-up of his criminal scandals, Trump infamously announced from the White House Rose Garden that “I don’t do cover-ups.” This prompted Ted Lieu to fire off a letter to Barr, citing Trump’s words and demanding action. Lieu’s very brief letter to William Barr simply said this:
Earlier today, the President stated emphatically, “I don’t do cover-ups, you people know that.” He also stated, “I’m the most transparent president, probably in the history of this country.” In light of the President’s statements, please let me know what time tomorrow I can come over and review the unredacted Mueller report. I simply request the same access that you gave to Republican Congressman Doug Collins.”
Will Ted Lieu get anywhere with this letter? We’ll see. Donald Trump obviously didn’t mean it when he said that he’s transparent and that he doesn’t believe in cover-ups. But William Barr appears to be in a different place. Yesterday, Barr caved to Adam Schiff, in an attempt at avoiding being held in contempt of Congress. Once you start caving to try to save yourself, you often tend to keep caving.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report