During the press conference where Attorney General William Barr was talking about the findings of the Mueller report, one journalist decided she was going to question Barr with a gotcha style inquiry. It did not end well for her.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Barr Embarrasses Reporter With ‘Unprecedented’ Question
Attorney General William Barr dismissed a reporter who questioned his handling of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and the “unprecedented” situation he faces during a Thursday morning press conference.
“Mr. Attorney General, it’s not just Democrats who have questions over the process here. A Republican-appointed judge on Tuesday said you have, ‘created an environment that has caused a significant part of the American public to be concerned about these redactions.’ You cleared the president on obstruction, the president is fund-raising off your comments about spying, and here you have remarks that are quite generous to the president, including acknowledging his feelings and his emotions. What do you say to people on both sides of the aisle who are concerned that you’re trying to protect the president?” CBS’s Paula Reid asked.
“Actually, the statements about his sincere beliefs are recognized in the report that there was substantial evidence for that, so I’m not sure what your basis is for saying that I am being generous to the president,” Barr responded.
“You say an unprecedented situation,” Reid said. “It just seems like there’s a lot of effort to say, to go out of your way to acknowledge—”
“Well is there another precedent for it?” Barr asked.
“No, but it’s unusual that—” Reid began.
“Okay, so unprecedented is an accurate description,” Barr said, moving on to other questions.
Watch the video:
Fantastic! People reacted on Twitter:
GP Barr just pwned that woman who asked the last question making her admit what Barr said was accurate and correct.
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) April 18, 2019
Reporter: …It just seems like an unprecedented situation…
Barr: Well, is there a precedent for it?
Reporter: No, but it's unusual for…
Barr: Okay, so unprecedented is an accurate description, isn't it?
BAM. I love this guy! 😂😂😂
— Raging Red © (@Raging_Red) April 18, 2019
REKT INTO THE SUN 🔥
REPORTER: Are you trying to protect the president?
BARR: I told you what is in the report, what's wrong with that?
R: You face an unprecedented situation
BARR: Is there another precedent for it?
BARR: Unprecedented is an accurate description then pic.twitter.com/4O8XSDzdg9
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 18, 2019
Barr is going to be a great attorney general.