Attorney General William Barr is in hot water following revelations that the controversial four page summary of the Mueller Report was thought by Mueller to be an insufficient summary of the conclusions he'd reached in his 448 page report.
A recent CNN article reports that Mueller had "expressed concern" to Barr via letter regarding the description set forth in the four page report. Barr's letter implied that Mueller had little evidence of the President obstructing justice. The release of the report indicated that, as Mueller had expressed, Barr's portrayal wasn't exactly reliable.
To make matters worse, the revelation that Mueller expressed concern to Barr regarding his summary makes it difficult to imagine how this answer from Barr's testimony in a congressional hearing doesn't amount to lying under oath.
Flashback: April 10. VAN HOLLEN: Did Bob Mueller support your conclusion? BARR: I don't know whether Bob Muelle… https://t.co/egoXbEfquo— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1556670304.0
Barr is asked by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) if Mueller supported Barr's conclusion. Barr responded that he didn't know, despite Mueller expressing his concerns weeks prior to Barr's testimony.
Prominent Democratic lawmakers and other political personalities aren't having any of it.
William Barr should be impeached.— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1556667540.0
Federal judges have repeatedly been impeached and removed from office for committing perjury, “making false and mis… https://t.co/GZ2LGUFpbe— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1556671681.0
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who will be questioning Attorney General William Barr tomorro… https://t.co/uFACYjp4Lg— CNN (@CNN)1556672533.0
People can't stop calling Barr out.
This sworn testimony doesn’t seem to be ... true. https://t.co/pXWy6mirV8— George Conway (@George Conway)1556671033.0
@kylegriffin1 So, the Attorney General aka “the nation’s chief law enforcement officer” brazenly lied to the United States Congress.— Bongmaster (@Bongmaster)1556670414.0
@kylegriffin1 All together now! "P-E-R-J-U-R-Y!"— Jon Nelson (@Jon Nelson)1556670523.0
@kylegriffin1 But he did know. He did. I think there’s a word for lying under oath! But lately laws only sometimes… https://t.co/xw3DJ2PH5Q— A. R. G. (@A. R. G.)1556675463.0
Barr will be answering lawmakers' questions again today—but how do they intend to trust him?