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William Barr, President Trump is the candidate for attorney General, over the summer, Special Counsel Robert Müller for his obvious suspicion that the President had obstructed justice, called the idea “fatal mißverstandener” and “legally intolerable” in a memo now, drawing fire from Democrats.
Barr, who wrote earlier, the justice Ministry carried under then-President George H. W. Bush, a 19-page memo in June to Express concern about the Müller probe according to top DOJ officials. The unwanted letter was addressed to the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Mueller investigation, and Assistant Attorney General Steve angel.
In the memo, Barr described himself as “a former official who is deeply concerned with the institutions of the presidency and the Department of Justice.” He acknowledged that he “hopes in the dark about many facts,” said he, his “, which can be views useful.”
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Barr Los wrote that “it seems that Mueller’s team investigated a possible case of ‘disability’ by the President” in reference to former FBI Director James Comey’s claim that Trump asked him, “let’s…” about the Bureau of investigation then-national security Advisor, Michael Flynn, in the year 2017.
Barr argued that Müller should not be allowed to demand that Trump submit to questioning about the alleged disability.
“Apart from whether Müller [wrote] a strong enough factual basis for Mueller’s obstruction theory is fatally mißverstandener,” Barr. “As I understand it, his theory is based on a novel and legally intolerable reading of the law. Also, in my view, if the credit memo by the Department, it would have serious consequences far beyond the immediate boundaries of this case, and would do lasting damage to the presidency and to the application of the law within the Executive branch.”
8. June memo was turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and posted on Wednesday evening on the Committee website. The contents of the letter were first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Democrats on Capitol Hill blow in Barr about the memo, with Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, saying it would disqualify Barr should have confirmed that.
“Mr. Barr memo revealed that he will not be fatal to be nominated to the conflict in the position to supervise you, the Special Counsel’s investigation, and he should be attorney general,” Schumer said in a statement. “Mr. Barr thinks President General, and more frighteningly, President Trump, who has shown less respect for the rule of law than any President above the law.”
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During a press conference Thursday, Rosenstein Barr praised as an “excellent attorney general” in the 1990s, and said he had confirmed an “excellent job” once.
“The memo, which they said reflected on Mr. Barr’s personal opinion,” Rosenstein. “He shared his personal opinion with the Department. Many people offer opinions of the Ministry of justice, but they do not affect our own decisions.”
Barr was nominated as lead by the President, the Ministry of justice stepped in earlier this month, according to the attorney General Jeff Sessions, in Trump’s request in November. The President, after the meetings’ withdrawal, Matthew Whitaker was named as Deputy attorney General until a new leader is confirmed by the Senate.
Meanwhile, on Thursday said a source to Fox News that Whitaker has met with DOJ ethics officials, and they told him that he is in order to monitor the Mueller Russia investigation when serving in the acting capacity.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.