'With Attorney General WIlliam Barr once again emphasizing the Mueller report’s “no collusion” conclusion, some journalists are accusing Barr of protecting the president, without a leg to stand on.
Barr’s press conference – held ahead of the publication of a redacted version of Mueller’s ‘Russiagate’ report – contained a number of bombshells that drove a final stake into the ‘Russian collusion’ conspiracy theory. No American colluded with Russia, President Trump cooperated fully with the investigation, and the White House did not ask for any redactions in the final report.
Nevertheless, some Russiagaters in attendance couldn’t accept defeat. One reporter accused Barr of protecting Trump, after the attorney general commented on the “unprecedented” cloud of investigation and media speculation hanging over the first two years of his presidency.
“Here you have remarks that are quite generous to the president,” the reporter began, “including acknowledging his feelings and his emotions. So what do you say to people on both sides of the aisle who are concerned that you’re trying to protect the president?”
“Well, actually the statements about his sincere beliefs are recognized in the report,” Barr shot back, “so I’m not sure what your basis is for saying I’m being generous to the president.”
“You said he faced an ‘unprecedented situation,’” the reporter continued, before Barr interrupted.
“Well is there another precedent for it?” he asked.
“Okay, so ‘unprecedented’ is an accurate description then, isn’t it?”
Unless Bill Barr -- a former Attorney General under George H. W. Bush and a widely esteemed member of the DC legal establishment -- is one of the most blatantly sociopathic liars on the face of Earth, the Trump/Russia conspiracy theory is officially dead
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 18, 2019
The media who pretend to have veneer of objectivity, trashing one of the most experienced and respected legal thinkers in America, reveal themselves once again.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 18, 2019
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