BREAKING: Pelosi Accuses Bill Barr of Committing Crime ‘He Lied to Congress’ (VIDEO)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that Bill Barr committed a crime when he lied to Congress.
Pelosi accused Bill Barr of misrepresenting facts during his Senate testimony regarding the letter Mueller sent him on March 27th.
“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” Pelosi said referring to the March 27th letter Robert Mueller sent Barr complaining about the media coverage of the findings of his final report.
“He lied to Congress. He lied to Congress. “That’s a crime,” Pelosi told reporters.
“Should he go to jail for it?” a reporter asked Pelosi.
“There’s a process involved here…and the committee will act upon how we will proceed,” Pelosi said stuttering.
Nancy Pelosi: "[Barr] lied to Congress. If anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime. Nobody is above the law. Not the President of the United States and not the attorney general."
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The night before Barr was set to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a March 27th letter Mueller wrote to Bill Barr complaining about the public perception of his report was leaked to the Washington Post and the New York Times — both papers strategically published the letter the night before Barr’s testimony to create the narrative that the attorney general was hiding something.
Barr was repeatedly asked about the March 27th letter during the hearing Wednesday; lawmakers accused him of possible perjury because he previously stated that Mueller had no issue with his “principal conclusions.”
Barr also had a conversation with Mueller over the phone about the letter and Mueller made it clear that Barr did not inaccurately present his final report — rather Mueller was upset about the media coverage.
Under questioning from Senator Richard “Da Nang Dick” Blumenthal, Barr revealed contemporaneous notes were taken during his call with Mueller, but like a boss, Barr refused to hand the memos over to the committee.