Speaker Nancy Pelosi is lashing out at Attorney General William Barr, and claiming that he lied and broke the law.
Attorney General Barr’s decision to mislead the public in his testimony to Congress was not a technicality — it was a crime.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 2, 2019
BuzzFeed reported that Pelosi accused Attorney General Bill Barr on Thursday of committing a crime by misleading Congress in testimony last month. In a press conference with reporters, Pelosi accused Barr of disrespecting the Constitution because of ties to President Donald Trump, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and special interest groups. Asked if Barr should go to jail, she said the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee will decide how to proceed.
“When you see Barr sitting there, what’s his motivation? His motivation, his loyalty, is not to his oath of office, and it is to Donald Trump — but all of it, and the Republicans in Congress, is to the special interests,” Pelosi said.
Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec responded, “Speaker Pelosi’s baseless attack on the attorney general is reckless, irresponsible, and false.”
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#NEW: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slams Attorney General William Barr's Senate testimony: "He lied to Congress. If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law." #OANN pic.twitter.com/tWlseHfzpU
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) May 2, 2019
In a shocking twist, OANN reporter Jack Posobiec is now reporting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is “deeply disturbed” by Speaker Pelosi’s accusations and is urging Rep. Nadler to push up his hearing so he can ‘correct the record.’
BREAKING: Special Counsel Mueller “deeply disturbed” by Pelosi accusations against AG Barr today and is urging Nadler to push up his hearing to testify and correct the record as soon as possible – @OANN
— A$AP Poso (@JackPosobiec) May 3, 2019