HERE WE GO: Dem Senators Seek Docs on Trump’s Alleged Request For Bill Barr to Hold Press Conference About Ukraine

Cristina Laila
by Cristina Laila
November 9, 2019



Bill Barr

The Democrats believe that Trump, who is the president of the executive branch, is not allowed to discuss anything with the US Attorney General without their permission.

Senate Democrats are now seeking documents over an alleged request by Trump for US Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a press conference to clear him of any wrongdoing with Ukraine.

The Washington Post earlier this week reported that President Trump asked Bill Barr to hold a presser clearing him of wrongdoing and affirm that no laws were broken during his July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Bill Barr was asked to respond to their request for records within five business days.

Both Trump and Barr deny the Washington Post story about the presser.

The Hill reported:


Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Trump’s request raises “serious concerns about the president’s perception of the Justice Department as a partisan political instrument and his willingness to use the power of federal law enforcement in pursuit of his own objectives.”

“We submit this FOIA request in order to obtain communications, documents, and other information related to the president’s reported request that you hold a news conference to clear him of wrongdoing during his call with the Ukrainian president,” they added.

President Trump went on a tweetstorm earlier this week calling the “degenerate” Washington Post ‘fake news’ for reporting that he asked Bill Barr to hold a news conference.

Bill Barr did not decline my request to talk about Ukraine. The story was a Fake Washington Post con job with an “anonymous” source that doesn’t exist. Just read the Transcript. The Justice Department already ruled that the call was good. We don’t have freedom of the press!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019

“Never happened, and there were no sources!” Trump tweeted.

The degenerate Washington Post MADE UP the story about me asking Bill Barr to hold a news conference. Never happened, and there were no sources!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019

In a 3rd tweet, Trump said the “lowlife” Washington Post reporters didn’t have any sources.

“We both deny this story, which they knew before they wrote it. A garbage newspaper!” Trump tweeted.

The Amazon Washington Post and three lowlife reporters, Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, and Carol Leonnig, wrote another Fake News story, without any sources (pure fiction), about Bill Barr & myself. We both deny this story, which they knew before they wrote it. A garbage newspaper!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2019

But the Democrats are using this fake news Washington Post story to further harass President Trump.

Meanwhile, the Republicans who currently enjoy the majority in the Senate, do NOTHING to fight back against the lawless Democrats.