Barr lied to Congress. He should be impeached.
We already knew that Barr lied about the contents of the Mueller report in his March 24 letter about the investigation. Now, we also know that Mueller complained directly to Barr about his misrepresentations, and that Barr lied to Congress about that.
Instead of correcting the record, Barr doubled down on his lies at today’s hearing, protecting Trump’s cover up and playing the role he was hand-picked to fill: Trump’s puppet.
Barr lied repeatedly about two key components of Mueller’s report:
- COLLUSION: Barr lied about Mueller’s findings, telling Sen. Graham that Mueller did not find evidence of collusion. Spoiler alert: he did.
- OBSTRUCTION: Mueller’s report detailed 10 key instances of potential obstruction of justice. Today, Barr said once again that Mueller’s findings DO NOT support obstruction. He even went on to suggest that Mueller shouldn’t have investigated obstruction in the first place.
Mueller’s report was damning for Trump and his inner circle, even in its redacted form, and there’s lots more to come. Barr is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow (if he even shows up). Stay tuned to @CAPAction and @Moscow_Project for live analysis and fact-checking.