Attorney General William Barr hit back at critics on Friday who’ve accused him of committing a crime by lying under oath.
In an interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, AG Barr was asked about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accusing him of lying to Congress earlier this month.
“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,” Pelosi said.
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.”
“I think it’s a laughable charge,” Barr said of Pelosi’s allegation. “I think it’s largely being made to try to discredit me partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election. But obviously, you can look at the face of my testimony and see on its face there is nothing inaccurate about it.”
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