Attorney General William Barr gave an interview to FOX News this week which was very enlightening.
One of the things he said about the politics of his job was spot on. He suggested that Democrats are trying to undermine his credibility.
Real Clear Politics has a transcript:
BILL HEMMER, FOX NEWS HOST: You are being heavily criticized by Democrats, by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She believes that you lied under oath. What do you think about that charge?
BILL BARR, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well I think it’s a laughable charge and I think it’s largely being made to try and discredit me, partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election… That means they may be trying to undermine my credibility but obviously you can look at the face of my testimony and see on its face that there’s nothing inaccurate about it.
Watch the video:
Here are some other highlights via FOX News:
AG Barr details his hunt for the truth on what really went on with the Russia probe: Listen to the full interview
Now, in his first interview since joining the Trump administration, Attorney General Bill Barr detailed how he plans to get to the bottom of the origins of the probe, his thoughts on James Comey, Robert Mueller and other issues related to the special counsel’s investigation.
Barr told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer in the interview Friday that one portion of the review — which he has tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead — would cover the time period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, saying “some very strange developments” took place during that time.
Barr specifically was referring to the early January 2017 briefing intelligence officials gave then-president-elect Trump at Trump Tower, and “the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting.”
At that meeting, Trump was briefed by intelligence and law enforcement officials on Russian election meddling — and was also informed by former FBI Director James Comey about the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier which included salacious allegations against him. Details later leaked to the press.
Barr also said the country must know “exactly what happened” with counterintelligence activities conducted during the 2016 election — and he is determined to get to the bottom of the case.
You can watch the whole thing below:
Democrats are freaking out over this.
The reasons why should be obvious.