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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

  1. Gail

    April 18, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I find it quite remarkable how easy the Liberals forgot what the Attorney General and the FBI under Obama did to make sure they gave Hillary Clinton a free pass before she was interviewed. She was guilty as sin. They are all corrupted and now the are crying because the President wants them investigated. What are you hiding? And have the Democrats done any work the last two years except try to take down the President? Hey Hollywood, you are not the voice of the people.

  2. j

    April 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    If the House and Democrats spent half as much time on immigration reform as they have on the fake collusion claims we wouldn’t have a crisis on the border.

    • Sharon L

      April 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      How True!

    • Tom

      April 18, 2019 at 11:02 pm

      Don’t worry…the Dems actions will result in Trump winning in a landslide in 2020… First of all, the dems have no viable candidate… secondly, America has grown tired of the “resist at all costs” platform the dems are governing by… third, America is realizing that these kooks on the Left really do want to destroy the Constitution and bring their lawless agenda to the forefront…

      They will lose the Presidency in 2020, more conservatives will continue to fill judicial positions (including the Supreme Court), and the House will swing back to Republican control…

      This really is the End for the Democrat Party…

  3. Joseph Kempski

    April 18, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    How stupid are the Democrats looking now

  4. Milissa

    April 18, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    2020 will not be kind to democrats.

    • Linda

      April 18, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      And, we deserve to enjoy every moment of their plummet into the abyss of darkness for another 4 years.

  5. John J Slavick

    April 18, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The Dems have just handed our President the next election win! A personal thank you to everyone that has Trump derangement syndrome.
    TRUMP 2020
    USAUSAUSA

  6. MAGA2020

    April 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I think it’s time this country fight back and hold these democrats responsible for the waste of time and money on this mockery of theirs. Leave the guy ALONE. Let him do his job and stop trying to overtake this government. The will of the people spoke . We will stand for the rights of OUR VOTE.

  7. Kara

    April 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I love the way President Trump stays the course while under fire from the demoncrats. He has nothing to hide or worry about. If you lie you have to remember which lie you told to which person, but the truth never changes. President Trump and the We, the People know there was no collusion. They are still Hell bent on trying to bring our President and our country down.

  8. Christine

    April 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm

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

    • Sharon

      April 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      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!!!

  9. N

    April 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    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!

  10. Fran

    April 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    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.

  11. Donna

    April 19, 2019 at 2:02 am

    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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