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On Thursday morning, Attorney General William Barr held a press conference discussing the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

After Barr confirmed that “the special counsel found no evidence that any American, including anyone associated with the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government,” he took questions from the media.

A reporter from CBS News, Paula Reid, suggested to Barr that he has been partial and is “going out of his way” to “protect” and run interference for Trump.

“You cleared the president on obstruction, the president is fundraising off of your comments about spying, and, here, you have remarks that are quite generous to the president, including acknowledging his feelings and his emotions. What do you say to people on both sides of the aisle that you are trying to protect the president?” asked Reid.

Barr fired back at the reporter, informing her that his remarks about Trump’s personal pushback are referenced in Mueller’s report.

“Well actually the statement about his sincere beliefs are recognized in the report — that there was substantial evidence for that. So I’m not sure what your basis is for saying that I am being ‘generous’ to the president,” the attorney general said.

Reid responded, “It’s an unprecedented situation. … It just seems like there is a lot of effort to say — to go out of your way, to acknowledge —”

“Well, is there another precedent for it?” Barr shot back.

“No,” the reporter acknowledged.

“Okay, so unprecedented is an accurate description for it, isn’t it?” he said.

“Yes,” Reid answered.

Barr then moved on to other questions.

During the briefing, Barr also made it clear that Trump’s “personal lawyers were not permitted to make and did not request any redactions” and that the president did not assert executive privilege.

However, Democrats are not quite done with Trump-Russia mania quite yet. As reported by The Daily Wire on Thursday, Democrat leadership is demanding that Mueller testify before Congress. Notably, Barr said he would be fine with this when asked by the media on Monday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a joint statement that Mueller must testify due to Barr’s alleged partisan handling of the report.

“Attorney General [William] Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning – hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it – have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality,” a statement from the Democrats said.

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15 Comments
  • Christine says:

    When are the democrats going to let this go and do their jobs?

    • Sharon says:

      The democrats will have to let go when they are thrown out of office in the next election. So lets make our plans clear now for 2020. Democrats ousted!!!

  • N says:

    Treason is a badge of honor for the Godless NAZI Commie liberal Racist Demoncrat Party and RINOs! The party of hate, hypocrisy, lies, deception, Fake News (Russian Collusion and Jussie M hoax) the list is endless! And the clueless minions that follow them!

  • Fran says:

    This is a trick they think if they can keep up this lie and find something else to investigate it will keep the attention off of their corruption for the last 10 years. If anyone is guilty as hell it’s the corrupt Democrats. They are a bunch of Communist liars.

  • Donna says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but so I am pretty tired of seeing this shell game the democrats and news media is playing on this President! If I hadn’t seen or heard this stuff I wouldn’t believe it! How Dispicable these people are!! A disgrace and a terrible look at what our country has become! You’ld think you was living in China or these foreign nations that actually fight( physically fist fight) within themselves because they don’t like what they hear or what others are saying especially when it comes to the truth! The only thing right now is I hope the majority of Americans take notes, names, and places of these idiots trying to undermine everything our constitution says we have a right to and start fighting back! We need to take this country back for the rights of all citizens and remove those that ( even behind the scenes)are delusional thinking they have more rights than the average citizen! If Trump wins in 2020, we may have some solace for another 4 yrs,but after that….who knows who will be at the helm? Sorry to say,I don’t see any one now, past, or future that can do all that this President has done including protecting Amercians from this onslaught of devious people!

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