An unexpected turn came Tuesday in House Democrats’ battle with U.S. Attorney General William Barr and his Department of Justice. As The Daily Caller told:
One of the top prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is set to testify as a whistleblower against Attorney General William Barr,
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.
A Twitter account run by House Judiciary Democrats declared, “The Attorney General—who cites his busy schedule as a basis for refusing to appear before @HouseJudiciary Committee but has made time for multiple television interviews—may have abdicated his responsibility to Congress, but the brave men and women of our civil service have not.”
Acting chief of staff for the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division John Elias, will also testify as a whistleblower about what Democrats say is “improperly motivated activity” by the antitrust division. Both of the prosecutors are designated as whistleblowers, meaning that they will have protections against retribution for testifying to Congress.
Zelinsky resigned from his position as prosecutor on the case against Roger Stone February 11th after the Justice Department’s main office intervened