Bill Barr has refused to appear before the House Judiciary committee but other witnesses have not. This could be a bigger deal, if only to remind how Barr’s entire career as a Republican “fixer” might be laid bare. Not exactly impeachment but the basis for post-Trump prosecution might be created. If anything the misuse of federal agency officers to support the unconstitutional clearing of demonstrators needs more documentation.
- Aaron Zelinsky, a top prosecutor on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on June 24.
- Zelinsky will testify as a whistleblower against Attorney General William Barr, Democrats announced.
- He resigned in protest earlier this year as a prosecutor on the case against Roger Stone after Barr intervened to revise a recommendation for a steep prison sentence against the Trump confidante.
One of the top prosecutors on the special counsel’s team is set to testify as a whistleblower against Attorney General William Barr, the House Judiciary Committee announced on Tuesday.
Aaron Zelinsky will testify on June 24 regarding the Justice Department’s handling of the prosecution of Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidante convicted on charges that he made false statements to Congress during its investigation of possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Another Justice Department attorney, John Elias, the acting chief of staff for the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, will also testify as a whistleblower about what Democrats say is “improperly motivated activity” by the antitrust division.
“Mr. Zelinsky can speak to the Department’s handling of the sentencing of Roger Stone and Mr. Elias can speak to improperly motivated activity by the Antitrust Division,” the Judiciary Committee announced.
It’s hard to know where to begin with this. https://t.co/PV5WSasn8l
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 16, 2020