Barr gets busted contradicting his Senate testimony about Mueller report

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Attorney General Bill Barr just got caught contradicting his Senate testimony about the Mueller report, proving once again that he’s a liar who is continuing to cover for President Donald Trump.

During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1st, Barr claimed that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “accepted” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s legal framework.

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“Although we disagreed with some of the special counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law, we accepted the special counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the analysis as presented by the special counsel in reaching our conclusion,” he said.

But during an interview with CBS News on Friday, Barr contradicted himself, this time claiming he didn’t agree with Mueller’s legal framework.

“We didn’t agree with the legal analysis, a lot of the legal analysis in the report,” Barr said. “It did not reflect the views of the department, it was the views of a particular lawyer or lawyers. So we applied what we thought was the right law.”

Here’s the video via Twitter.

And here’s Barr’s testimony.

Clearly, both of these statements cannot be the truth. Either Barr accepts the legal analysis or he does not. Mueller specifically laid out Trump’s obstruction of justice crimes in his report and made it clear on Wednesday that if he and his team had concluded that Trump did not commit a crime they would have stated it in the report.

This is why Barr must be forced to testify to the House Judiciary Committee. And the Senate Judiciary Committee should be very interested in whether or not Barr lied to them. That is, if they actually care about the truth.

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