Com­ments from Barr

Tulsa World - - Front Page - Be­gun weigh­ins in­ves­tiga­tive

Democrats have point­ing to Barr's on hot-but­ton mat­ters.

In Novem­ber 2017, Barr told the New York Times that there was more ba­sis to in­ves­ti­gate the ura­nium deal ap­proved while Clin­ton led the State Depart­ment than po­ten­tial col­lu­sion be­tween Rus­sia and the Trump cam­paign.

He told the news­pa­per that there “is noth­ing in­her­ently wrong about a pres­i­dent call­ing for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” but he cau­tioned that an in­ves­ti­ga­tion shouldn't be launched just be­cause a pres­i­dent wants it.

In a May 2017 op-ed for The Wash­ing­ton Post, Barr de­fended Trump's de­ci­sion to fire FBI Di­rec­tor James Comey, an ac­tion Mueller has been ex­am­in­ing for pos­si­ble ob­struc­tion of jus­tice. He was quoted two months later in a Post story as ex­press­ing con­cern that mem­bers of Mueller's team had con­trib­uted to Demo­cratic can­di­dates.

In an episode that may hold par­al­lels to the cur­rent spe­cial coun­sel in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Barr was at­tor­ney gen­eral when Bush on Christ­mas Eve 1992 par­doned six for­mer Rea­gan

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