On Monday U.S. Attorney General William Barr told Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, that he was not going to endure another round of sanctimonious lectures at the hands of  Democrat Judiciary Committee members. As such, no more Barr to kick around anymore. Their questions will be answered, but in writing for now. Here’s the missive from the Department of Justice announcing the snub.

“Although the Department is not in a position to provide witnesses for these hearings at this time, should the Committee nonetheless continue to have particular interest in obtaining information from the Department, and should the Committee commit to doing so in an appropriate and productive manner, the Department would be happy to work with you regarding the scheduling of additional oversight hearings in the future,” the letter read.

The last time Barr showed up in front of Nadler’s committee, the reliably leftist New York Times described it this way, “Democrat after Democrat posed questions to Mr. Barr only to cut him off when he tried to reply, substituting their own replies for his,” the paper wrote.

Subsequent to his appearance before the committee, Barr said, in reference to the words of Democrat committee members, “What makes me concerned for the country is this is the first time in my memory that the leaders of one of our two great political parties, the Democratic party are not coming out and condemning mob violence and the attack on federal courts. Why can’t we just say, you know, violence against federal courts has to stop? Could we hear something like that?”

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Between now and the election, and very probably past it, the Democrats will set traps in the House that they expect Republicans to dutifully walk into at any given time. But Barr and the president are wise to their game and will give the Democrats no opportunity to mangle and twist words for use as political fodder.

Nadler will fume about this and use his press pals to claim Barr is just about ripping up the Constitution. But, with other bigger fights already in the mix, this is essentially inside baseball and will discarded as a Democrat talking point after a week or less.