Elder Patriot – This is significant. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) is a former federal prosecutor who, because of his even, measured approach, is widely respected by all of his colleagues in the House.
Rep. Ratcliffe is held in such high esteem that he was one of President Trump’s finalists for attorney general before the president settled on William Barr. Serious man.
Rep. Ratcliffe is also one of only a handful of people who saw, and continues to see, all of the highly classified, fully unredacted, intelligence documents that will expose the intelligence community’s conspiracy to undermine Donald Trump once the president declassifies them.
Rep. Ratcliffe joined Fox’s Maria Bartiromo on her Sunday Morning Futures Show today: (prompt to 26:48)
Bartiromo and Rep. Ratcliffe covered a number of subjects beginning with his embarrassment of Democrat Jerrold Nadler’s ridiculous contempt vote against Attorney General William Barr.
“Maria, there have been plenty of days I’ve been embarrassed to be a member of Congress based on the conduct of some of its members but none more so that this week when I think about it.
“The once esteemed House Judiciary Committee marked up a resolution to hold the Attorney General of the United States in contempt for his refusal to commit a crime.
“Bill Barr, who had no obligation to turn over a single word or comma of Bob Mueller’s report turned over as much as was permitted by law and that wasn’t enough for the Democrats” – the law restricting that access had been authored by Democrats.
Rep. Ratcliffe calmly explained the Democrats seemingly unhinged actions.
“Yeah Maria, they’re scared to death. It’s why when you talk about accountability, one of the things that they fear is Michael Horowitz’s report coming out.
“But the other thing that they fear is an attorney general who has been unapologetic, unabashed, and unrelenting in his pledge to get to the bottom of this Trump-Russia collusion narrative…”
Attorney General William Barr is sober, judicious, and determined to restore credibility to the Justice Department
But the really juicy stuff came later, after Bartiromo played a clip of former FBI Director James Comey’s recent CNN town hall. (prompt to 31:20)
Rep. Ratcliffe: “Gosh, y’ know, as I listen to that, Jim Comey is proud and wouldn’t change a thing? Really? He’s proud that he put Peter Strzok in charge of investigating Donald Trump? The same Peter Strzok who, while he was investigating Donald Trump, promised to “f*ck” him and to “stop” him? He’s proud of his hand-picked deputy director, Andrew McCabe who lied under oath; lied to the inspector general, and has been criminally referred for that?
And we know Jim’s proud of himself, but the inspector general found him insubordinate, and many of us believe that he either is or should be under investigation for violating the espionage act; for recording his conversations with President Trump in the oval office, and then intentionally leaking classified information to start this investigation”…
“Is, or should be”, did Rep. Ratcliffe just let the cat out of the bag?