Here is Attorney General William Barr at his confirmation hearing last February:
"Nothing could be more destructive of our system of government, of the rule of law, or the Department of Justice as an institution than any toleration of political interference with the enforcement of the law."
And here is . . .
Guess which one is a puppet, and which one is a great person
(Hint -- the puppet is not the one that votes 96% of the time with the President.)
From President Trump's Twitter* account:
I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat’s . . .
There are no surprises
Senator Shelley Moore Capito talked with WV Metro News earlier today about the upcoming impeachment votes.
To no one's surprise, Capito said that she would vote to acquit:
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She said in the end, Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine didn’t rise to the level of impeachment and removal from office.
Joe Manchin wants witnesses
In an interview this afternoon, Joe Manchin told Fox News that he wants to hear from witnesses:
"I don't know how I go home to West Virginia and explain that I had to make a decision in a trial, the most important thing that I have ever done or will ever do as an elected official, an . . .
It certainly doesn't look like consumers
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The Navigable Waters Protection Rule is emblematic of @POTUS' insistence on commonsense regs that do not inhibit economic growth & is predicated on a clear reading of Clean Water Act that protects the environment & preserves the role of states in protecting their water resources.— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) January 23, 2020
Is she giving her “undivided attention” and listening “acutely” during the impeachment trial? You be the judge
From Senator Shelley Moore Capito’s op-ed in this morning’s Bluefield Daily Telegraph:
Impeachment is a serious issue that deserves the Senate’s undivided attention, and my colleagues and I intend to treat this process as such and perform our constitutional duty.
But here is Michael McAuliff, political reporter . . .
West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito was on Morgantown’s WAJR Radio this morning to talk about impeachment. In the segment, Capito briefly explained how impeachment would proceed. She was then asked about additional witnesses:
“I think that’s what we should do, and I haven’t heard both sides, then have questions, and I’m . . .