Pelosi Accuses Barr of Lying to Congress: ‘If Anybody Else Did That, It Would Be Considered a Crime’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday that Attorney General William Barr committed a crime by lying to Congress last month.

“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” she said at a morning press conference.

She added:

“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress. If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law — not the president of the United States and not the attorney general.”

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt asked Pelosi if she thinks Barr should go to jail.

“There’s a process involved here, and as I said, I’ll say it again, the committee will act upon how we will proceed,” she said.

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Pelosi was referring to a testimony Barr gave last month before the Mueller report was released but after Barr penned a letter to Congress that summarized the findings of the report.

At the testimony, Barr was asked if special counsel Robert Mueller had any objections to Barr’s summary and conclusions. Barr said he was not aware.

But Tuesday night, hours before the attorney general was slated to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Washington Post revealed that Mueller had an issue with Mueller’s summary and sent a letter to the attorney general expressing his concerns.

Barr then bailed on his scheduled appearance in front of the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, citing an issue with questioning procedures. This frustrated House members who were eager to press the attorney general on his earlier statement, among other issues.

“How sad is it for us to see the top law enforcement officer in the country misrepresenting, withholding the truth from the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi added Thursday.


  1. So then, Nancy, the real question is this one: Is it okay to lie to Congress if the lie smears Trump ala Cohen.

  2. Pelosi probably doesn’t remember Muslim Barry and Crooked Hillary lied to the American people all the time. Even sent billions of $$ to terrorist groups. Exposed our top secrets to our enemies. Would those have been considered a “crime” back in them days of Dimwit reign?

  3. I heard the entirety of Barr’s inquisition. There wasn’t one lie told, except by the Democrats. There’s nothing that has been hidden. The unredacted report is available for any congress critter to read. To date, only 3 have done it…and they’re all Republicans!!! NOW tell me the Democrats are concerned about “the truth”. BS!!

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