Attorney General William Barr is staunchly defending his summary of the Mueller report — and his testimony that followed — arguing that Democrats are trying to “discredit” him, even though there was “nothing inaccurate” about his words on the Mueller report.
“I think it’s a laughable charge and I think it’s largely being made to try to discredit me,” Barr said, arguing that Democrats “may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election.”
“They may be trying to undermine my credibility,” he added, claiming that “obviously you can look at the face of my testimony and see on its face that there was nothing inaccurate about it.”
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AG Bill Barr says it is "laughable" to claim he lied to Congress, as @SpeakerPelosi has.
"I think it's largely being made to try to discredit me, partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election." pic.twitter.com/QBA9tm69m3
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 17, 2019
The attorney general also used the interview to continue to defend Trump’s labeling of the investigation as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax.”
“If you were the president, I think you would view it as a witch hunt and a hoax because at the time he was saying he was innocent and that he was being falsely accused,” said Barr. “And if you’re falsely accused you’d think something was a witch hunt.”
Barr then expressed sympathy to Trump being “hammered” with the Mueller investigation for three years, saying that any claims of “allegedly conspiring with the Russians, and that, we now know that was simply false.”
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Bill Barr doubles down on his defense of Trump calling the Russia investigation a witch hunt: "if you were the president, I think you would view it as a witch hunt and a hoax … I think if I had been falsely accused I'd be comfortable saying it was a witch hunt."
Via Fox pic.twitter.com/xL3r8vziXS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 17, 2019
Redirected back to the initial usage of Trump’s language to describe the Mueller investigation, and whether it’s justified, Barr gave his okay to the president.
“I think if I had been falsely accused I’d be comfortable saying it was a witch hunt,” he staunchly affirmed.
As IJR Red reported, Barr has threatened to “look into” the origins of the Mueller investigation multiple times, including his Friday interview, which is a long-standing wish for President Donald Trump. As IJR Blue noted, Pelosi is not the only Democrat who believes Barr is a “liar.”