CNN host Brooke Baldwin stated that AG Barr’s comments over investigating the Russia probe is “fueling these conspiracy theories” about Mueller’s investigation.
Brooke Baldwin played a short clip from Barr’s Fox News interview on CNN’s Newsroom. In the clip, AG Barr is arguing the need to investigate the origins of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference back in 2016 election.
“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale,” Barr told Bill Hemmer, adding: “I’m not saying that happened but it’s something we have to look at.”
Baldwin then stated: “you have the attorney general of the United States fueling these conspiracy theories and furthering ‘Spy-gate’ on the president’s favorite network,” referring to Barr giving an exclusive interview to Fox News.
The New York Times‘ Frank Bruni commented “From the release of that ridiculous four-page summary through this, [Barr is] utterly consistent and seems determined to protect the president.”
“We know this investigation had basis and there were reasons the campaign and people associated with the campaign were being looked into and he keeps propping up that this was a complete political witch hunt,” Bruni added.
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