Included was this….
Attorney General nominee William Barr assured senators that he would not fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III without good cause or change Justice Department regulations for the purpose of firing him.
“I would resign rather than follow an order to terminate the special counsel without good cause,” Barr said in written answers to questions from Senate Judiciary Committee members released Monday.
Barr asserted his independence from the White House during his Jan. 15 confirmation hearing but he did not say that so directly, testifying only that he would “not carry out that instruction.” He also said, “Frankly it’s unimaginable to me that Bob would ever do anything that gave rise to good cause.”
Barr also advised that Mueller’s final report is private, but a separate report MUST BE made to Congress.
Congress would then be free to release whatever they choose to from their report…
Barr had no comment on a possible Trump ‘national emergency’ declaration to go ahead and take funds from other departments to start building a border wall….
Barr explained that Roe vs Wade was the law of land covering abortion rights , but he did not say if he supported that view personally…
Barr ‘s view on pardons is that the President has broad power to issue them but they could be checked (This is doubtful)…
Barr seems to be inclined to accept that a sitting President could NOT be charged with a crime while in office by the Justice Department….
image…The New Yorker