Sen. Lindsey Graham: William Barr, Robert Mueller ‘Best Friends,’ Wives Attended Bible Study Together

Breitbart: WASHINGTON (AP) — The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that attorney general nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said after meeting with Barr, who led the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, that Barr has a “high opinion” of Mueller. Barr was spending most of Wednesday on Capitol Hill, meeting senators on the committee before his confirmation hearing next week.

“He had absolutely no indication he was going to tell Bob Mueller what to do or how to do it,” Graham said.

President Donald Trump pushed out Attorney General Jeff Sessions in November and made Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general before nominating Barr in December.

Trump’s critics have expressed concern that Barr may try to curtail Mueller’s investigation, which Trump repeatedly has called a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.” Also, Barr wrote an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department last year critiquing Mueller’s investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice by firing James Comey as FBI director.

Graham said Barr also told him about his longtime relationship with Mueller. Barr and Mueller worked together when Barr was Bush’s attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and Mueller oversaw the department’s criminal division. Graham said that the two men were “best friends,” that their wives attended Bible study together and that Mueller had attended the weddings of Barr’s children.

“So his opinion of Mr. Mueller is very, very high in terms of ethics and character and professionalism,” Graham said.

Graham listed a number of questions that he had put to Barr: “I asked Mr. Barr directly, ‘Do you think Mr. Mueller is on a witch hunt?’ He said no. ‘Do you think he would be fair to the president and the country as a whole?’ He said yes. ‘And do you see any reason for Mr. Mueller’s investigation to be stopped?’ He said no. ‘Do you see any reason for a termination based on cause?’ He said no. ‘Are you committed to making sure Mr. Mueller can finish his job?’ ‘Yes.’”

Graham said Barr said that if he were attorney general, he would “err on the side of transparency” when he eventually received Mueller’s report.  MORE

SNIP: I have questions-
1. Is Lindsey blowing smoke up our asses or the deep state’s?
2. When did Lindsey become head cheerleader of the Senate? Where’s Mitch?

19 Comments on Sen. Lindsey Graham: William Barr, Robert Mueller ‘Best Friends,’ Wives Attended Bible Study Together

  1. How many people that work in Washington DC have even a teaspoon of honesty in them? I’m thinking it’s less than 10.

  2. The “tell” will be the Democrat support for him.
    If he will keep defending/covering up for the deep state he will sail right through.

  3. some people only go to church or Bible studies to be social or to throw wrenches into Gods work. They mouth the words but there is no intent to follow them. (see hypocrites at bushs funeral reciting the apostles creed)

  4. It’s time for people here to just accept there’s overwhelming amounts of disinformation out there. Either you have faith in Trump or you’ve given up on him.

    We’ve got the greatest President in our lifetimes – if not in the past 150 years or so – and people need to deal with the way he does his work…which obviously is different from most politicians.

    So much of the squealing and fatalism I’ve read on this site over the past 6-12 months is solely a reflection on the poster – *not* on Trump or his ability to lead.

    You wanted war? YOU GOT IT. Now is *not* the time to desert “the cause,” because things aren’t laid out before you in advance.

  5. What difference does it make? The President’s so called party had all the power for the first two years of his administration and opposed the will of the people just as effectively as their demoncrat brothers. It’s Kabuki theater.

  6. Is it possible to find a nominee for AG who isn’t a golfing buddy of Robert the Mueller? Damn sure ought to be. I think Potus is being rolled on this one too.

  7. Hey, why all the depression? Look on the bright side. We’ve got mooselimes swearing in on the koran and confessed socialists winning elections. We’ve got turncoat RINOs stacked up like cord wood and never trumpers sturring the pot. We’ve got every news network and rag spewing lies and spinning the truth. We’ve got the fetid stench of the swamp of politicized three letter government agency’s and a corrupt two sided legal system.

    But with all that against us we have TRUMP!!!!!

  8. Perhaps there isn’t a Republican or Conservative type that wants to volunteer to do the job. I’m being serious. William Barr could just be the least evil out of anyone else in consideration. I mean, really. Who would volunteer? Do you think Gowdy would be a stand up guy? He’s just a yapping dog who gets a new fur-do at the groomers every month.

    It sounded to me like lindsay was trying to ‘convince’ the dems Barr is friendly with mueller so they can skate him in. Maybe Barr rolls his eyes behind mueller’s back. Maybe the wives go to church together but can’t stand each other. As for the wedding attendance. How do you invite your work buddies and not invite ‘that guy’? Remember, the Clintons went to Trump’s wedding.
    This ‘best friends’ talk could be Lindsey just trying to put the libtards at ease.

    Naturally, I’m suspicious, but it just sounded to me that Linds was trying too hard to convince the dems. Not us.

  9. There’s enough political incest up there to put any third world government to shame.
    We’re all screwed, it’s just a question of when.

  10. I’m not a lawyer, thank goodness, but this certainly sounds like a setup for a later argument as to why Barr would have to recuse himself from oversight of mueller.
    You know, sort of like the magician pulling the rabbit out of his hat- they’ll sail him through approval, then pull the recusal gambit out of their ass.
    They’re politicians- it is what they do.

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