Pelosi Lashes Out At AG Barr For Defending The President

April 12, 2019
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Nancy Pelosi could not contain her rage after hearing that AG William Barr was going to look into the original investigation into Trump. It almost sounded like she might have something to hide…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Attorney General William Barr after he told lawmakers this week that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on 2016 election interference was not ready for release and that he believed President Donald Trump’s campaign had been spied on.

“How very, very dismaying and disappointing that the chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails,” she said during a news conference in Leesburg, Virginia, where House Democrats are holding a retreat. “He is the attorney general of the United States of America, not the attorney general of Donald Trump.”

Separately, Pelosi told The Associated Press in an interview that she does not trust Barr and suggested his statements alleging spying on Trump’s campaign undermined his independence as the nation’s top law enforcement officer.”

Asked specifically if she had confidence that Barr would conduct his investigation in an appropriate way, Pelosi simply answered: “No.”

Pelosi said she had confidence in the intelligence she’s been given about the origins of the Russia probe but could not confirm or deny what she’s been told as a member of the gang of eight, a shorthanded reference to the top leaders and intelligence chairs from both parties and congressional chambers.

“I have confidence, yes, in the intelligence and from what I have seen,” she said.

Separately, in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Pelosi said she doesn’t trust Barr.”

Pelosi is not alone in her mistrust of Barr.

I’m flabbergasted by the attorney general’s comments. I don’t get it,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters at the Capitol.

“When you start linking spying with law enforcement or the intelligence community, that sets off red flags everywhere,” Warner added. “And that’s why I think he does a disservice to the men and women who work in the Department of Justice and the FBI, who if they had not started a counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, they would be skewered and rightfully so.”

I wonder what Barr will find.

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