House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing him of committing a crime.
Barr previously stated that he was not aware if Special Counsel Robert Mueller took issue with his findings he expressed in a letter to lawmakers. As WaPo reported, Robert Mueller sent a letter to William Barr in which he said that the letter didn’t “fully capture the context, nature, and substance of the Office’s work and conclusions.”
When asked about Barr’s testimony by reporters during a press conference, Pelosi accused him of “lying to Congress.”
He lied to Congress. If anybody else did that it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law, not the president of the United States and not the Attorney general. Being the Attorney general does not give you a badge to say whatever you want and it is the fact because you are the Attorney General.
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt later asked the House Speaker if Barr should be jailed for committing this crime of lying to Congress. Pelosi responded: “There is a process involved here. As I said, I’ll say it again, the committee will act upon how we will proceed.”
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