House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) rebuked Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, arguing that he is “going off the rails” because of his comments on the Mueller report that “undermine our Constitution.”
During a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Barr suggested that law enforcement agencies may have been “spying” on the Trump campaign. The attorney general also stated he is not sure if special counsel Robert Mueller supports his stance on obstruction.
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Pelosi: "Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails yesterday and today. He is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump"
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“Let me just say how very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails yesterday and today,” she said, referring to Barr’s comments to the Senate.
“He is the attorney general of the United States of America,” Pelosi staunchly stated. “Not the attorney general of Donald Trump.”
Pelosi also sat down with a reporter on Wednesday, to further discuss her disapproving opinions on Barr’s comments.
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"He is not the attorney general of Donald Trump. He is the attorney general of the United States."
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“I do believe special counsel Mueller is a person to be respected,” the speaker said, refuting Trump’s recent attempts to discredit the investigation.
“It remains to be seen what his report is, when we see it, we can make a judgment,” she added, noting that it’s impossible to make a reasonable conclusion about the content on the special counsel’s 300-page report based off Barr’s four-page summary.
Pelosi continued to share her worries over the attorney general’s views.
“I’m very concerned about the statements made by Attorney General Barr,” Pelosi said. “I think that they undermine our Constitution [and] they undermine the role of our attorney general.”
The Speaker continued to push the narrative that Barr seems more focused on doing what’s best for Trump, rather than the country.