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As Minister of justice, William Barr takes the criticism from Democrats dismissed those who claimed that President Trump obstructed justice in the Mueller probe “would be guilty of” by the metric, Ari Fleischer, said on Friday.
“If the Democrats held to the same standards that tries to keep you the trump administration, you would be guilty of obstruction of justice, itself the way, you go to the attorney general,” said Fleischer, a former White House press Secretary for President George W. Bush on The “Ingraham angle.”
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Host Laura Ingraham played several clips of Democrats and media figures are blasting Barr as the attorney general gave an exclusive interview with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer.
“He acts more and more as the entire mouthpiece of the President. It is more than disappointing,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on CNN. On MSNBC, morning host Joe Scarborough remarked that someone “badges, beat an ex-KGB to the attorney General.”
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The criticism came after Barr appointed Federal Prosecutor John Durham, a view into the origins of the Special Counsel, Robert Müller, Russia investigation of possible collusion with the trump campaign.
Fleischer praised the decision for the start of the new investigation, and said Ingraham, Barr is “exactly what we need right now – [and] to find out what, if anything, was improperly, if you are authorized, all of these wiretaps and surveillance techniques against Trump.”
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In Barr interview with the inhibitor, the attorney General said that he was ready for possible criticism and attacks from the Democrats when he took on the job.
“Yes,” Barr said. “I thought I was in a position where this kind of criticism is really bother me very much.”
“The fact of the matter is, Bob Mueller has said not only the activities of the government, he examined whether or not the trump campaign had conspired with the Russians,” – Barr.
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Barr as “ridiculous” a charge by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that he had lied to the Congress and rejected an attempt by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY, to hold him in contempt.
“This is part of the usual … political circus being played. It doesn’t surprise me,” he said.
Fox News’ Liam Quinn contributed to this report.