Attorney General Bill Barr held a press conference today where he was supposed to be addressing the work done by Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in connection to the Ukraine scandal that ultimately got Trump impeached.
However, it appeared that Barr took after the rest of the Trump administration in the fact that he only wanted to hop up on stage and bless us all with verbal diarrhea that he’s been rehearsing for the past week — he had absolutely no interest in actually taking nor answering legitimate questions on the topic.
“The DOJ has an obligation to have an open door to provide us information that they think is relevant, but as I said to Sen. Graham, you have to be very careful with any information coming from the Ukraine,” Barr said in his statement from the podium, in response to one single question. “There are a lot of agendas. There are a lot of cross-currents, and you can’t take anything you are seeing from Ukraine at face value, and for that reason, we had established an intake process in the field, so that any information coming in from Ukraine could be carefully scrutinized by the department and its intelligence community partners so that we can access its provenance and credibility.”
However, CBS White House correspondent Paula Reed noted that Barr wasn’t about to hang around for further scrutiny or questioning regarding his crappy answer.
NEW: AG Barr asked about “process” he set up for @RudyGiuliani to share info from Ukraine with DOJ. Barr says he has an open door to “anybody.” But former DOJ officials say this is *not* the way it works. Barr abruptly left the stage after one question, so no follow-up. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/seeFwCpfh2
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) February 10, 2020
Evidently Barr just booked it right off the stage before anyone had the slightest chance to counter — not to mention the fact that his statement was in direct contradiction to what former officials of his own DOJ have stated.
We know someone else that tends to run away from questions, Bill. And his ass was impeached. I’ve got a feeling you’ll be next if you keep that up.
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