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PoliticsPelosi says Barr lied to Congress

19:00  02 may  2019
19:00  02 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Nadler: Barr 'must answer' for Mueller's objections to letter on probe's findings House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said Attorney General William Barr "must answer" for reports that special counsel Robert Mueller objected to Barr's summarization of the conclusions in the investigation into Russian election interference. Nadler's comment comes after the Washington Post reported that Mueller sent Barr a letter in late March expressing concern that Barr did not "fully capture t he context, nature, and substance" of the special counsel's probe. "I have demanded the letter & Barr must answer for this.

Pelosi said Barr ’s testimony to Congress raised “deadly serious” questions. Pelosi didn’t say what testimony she was referring to, but Democrats have seized on Barr ’s testimony from last month in which he appeared unaware of concerns from Mueller’s team over the way he had characterized their work.

Did Bill Barr Lie to Congress ? First Bob Mueller rebuked Barr for his summary of the Russia probe. Then Trump’s attorney general played dumb in — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 1, 2019. Barr is due to testify Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and at least one Democratic

Pelosi says Barr lied to Congress© J. Scott Applewhite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to the media at a news conference on Capitol Hill on May 2, 2019. WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted that Attorney General William Barr has committed a crime by lying to Congress.

At a news conference Thursday, Pelosi ramped up pressure on Barr, who boycotted a House hearing but testified for several hours Wednesday to a Senate panel about special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Pelosi said Barr's testimony to Congress raised "deadly serious" questions. She said, "The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United states. That's a crime."

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First Robert Mueller rebuked Barr for his summary of the Russia probe. Then Trump's attorney general played dumb in front of the House and Senate. Now Democrats are demanding his resignation.

Pelosi didn't say what testimony she was referring to, but Democrats have seized on Barr's testimony from last month in which he appeared unaware of concerns from Mueller's team over the way he had characterized their work.

Barr said Wednesday his answer was not misleading because he had been in touch with Mueller, rather than members of his team, and that the concerns were mostly about process and not substance.

Pelosi also said the administration's refusals to respect subpoenas by House committees is "very, very serious" and noted that ignoring congressional subpoenas was one of the articles of impeachment against former President Richard Nixon.


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