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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:55 AM

Holding William Barr and Don McGahn in Contempt Must Be Just the Beginning [View all]

House Democrats are about to hold the attorney general and former White House attorney in contempt. That isn’t the end of the justice road for them—it’s just the start.

Michael Tomasky
Special Correspondent
Updated 06.10.19 7:04AM ET Published 06.10.19 5:24AM ET

The insanity of these people knows no bounds. Did you see where Bill Barr compared himself to a first-wave D-Day soldier?

No, really. He said at the FBI Academy last Friday that watching the D-Day coverage had him reflecting that his return to the Justice Department in 2019 made him feel “a little bit, I think, like jumping into Sainte-Mère-Église on the morning of June 5, trying to figure out where you could land without getting shot.”

I can assure you that a Democrat who had hijacked such a solemn anniversary to employ that analogy would have been forced to apologize. It would have led cable news for two days. (And, by the way, June 5? They landed on June 6, which is kinda why June 6 is the anniversary. What am I missing here?)

Barr will get his on Tuesday, when the House Democrats vote to hold him and Don McGahn in contempt of Congress. Again, I think of the puerile depths to which this president has sunk us. Just as, a few years ago, no chief law enforcement officer of the United States—of either party—would have compared his own travails, no matter how arduous, to those of the men who were storming Omaha Beach; it’s also the case that a few years ago, for a Cabinet official and a high-ranking executive branch ex-official to be held in contempt of Congress over the same controversy would have been an extraordinary, stop-the-presses development.


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