The Big Lie That Barr Lied

Dec 2014
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The lying is from Nadler et al.


I originally thought this was too stupid to write about. But stupid is like the plague inside the Beltway — one person catches it and next thing you know there’s an outbreak at MSNBC and the speaker of the House is showing symptoms while her delirious minions tote ceramic chickens around Capitol Hill.

So I give you: the Bill Barr perjury allegation.

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If I were a cynic, I’d think people were trying to get out in front of some embarrassing revelations on the horizon. I might even be tempted to speculate that progressives were trotting out their “Destroy Ken Starr” template for Barr deployment (which, I suppose, means that 20 years from now we’ll be reading about what a straight-arrow Barr was compared to whomever Democrats are savaging at that point).

The claim that Barr gave false testimony is frivolous. That is why, at least initially, Democrats and their media echo chamber soft-pedaled it — with such dishonorable exceptions as Mazie Horono, the Hawaii Democrat who, somehow, is a United States senator. It’s tough to make the perjury argument without any false or even inaccurate statements — though my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano did give it the old college try. As recounted by The Hill, he twisted himself into a pretzel, observing — try to follow this — that the attorney general “probably misled” Congress and thus “he’s got a problem” . . . although this purported dissembling didn’t really seem to be, you know, an actual “lie” so . . . maybe it’s not a problem after all. Or something.

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The mindless, no-need-to-check-the-record allegation against Barr goes like this: The AG testified on April 9 that he had no idea why Special Counsel Mueller was upset over the way Barr’s March 24 letter described Mueller’s report; but, in fact, Barr knew exactly why Mueller was upset because he had received the latter’s March 27 letter complaining about Barr’s missive.

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When we look at the actual words of this exchange, Barr’s testimony is clearly accurate. And I don’t mean accurate in the hyper-technical, Clintonesque “depends on what the definition of is is” sense. I mean straightforward, unguarded, and evincing a willingness to volunteer information beyond what the question sought.

Crist did not ask a general question about Mueller’s reaction to Barr’s letter; he asked a specific question about the reaction of Mueller’s “team” to the Barr letter’s description of “the report’s findings.” Regarding the March 24 letter’s rendering of this bottom line — namely, Russia meddled, Trump did not collude, and Mueller failed to resolve the obstruction question — Barr said he did not know what Mueller’s staff was complaining about.

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Bill Barr's Testimony -- Attorney General Did Not Lie | National Review
 
Apr 2010
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This is the best you have?

He lied. He knew what the reports were referring to. He said he didn’t. But he did.

He said he didn’t know if Mueller disagreed with his conclusions. He did know. Mueller wrote him a letter. He also called him.

How is that anything other than a lie?

And the article is purposefully misrepresenting what the lie is.

Crist did not ask a general question about Mueller’s reaction to Barr’s letter; he asked a specific question about the reaction of Mueller’s “team” to the Barr letter’s description of “the report’s findings.” Regarding the March 24 letter’s rendering of this bottom line — namely, Russia meddled, Trump did not collude, and Mueller failed to resolve the obstruction question — Barr said he did not know what Mueller’s staff was complaining about.
This is.....misleading. At best.

Here is the actual exchange.

Reports have emerged recently, general, that members of the Special Counsel’s team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24th letter, that it does not adequately or accurately necessarily portray the report’s findings. Do you know what they’re referencing with that?”

Barr said: “No, I don’t.”
Crust specifically asked him if he knew if members of Mueller’s team where upset that his letter didn’t accurately portray their findings. Barr said no.

But Barr had received a letter from Mueller saying precisely that. It was a lie to say he didn’t know. I don’t know how anyone could claim otherwise.

He tried to worm his way out of it by saying he meant he was referring to members of Mueller’s staff, not Mueller himself. But then he painted himself in a corner because he said that he thought the letter was written by a staffer.....So he ruined his own defense....
 
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Jan 2016
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Yes, Barr lied to Congress. He said that he didn't know if Robert Mueller agreed with his "summary" stating that Trump was exonerated. He knew. Mueller wrote him a letter , so he couldn't get away with lying about what he knew. He lied anyway.

What a dumb-ass!
These SAME people are still in denial that Jeff Sessions lied during his confirmation hearing when he claimed, under oath, that he had never met with the Russians during the course of the Trump campaign, under questioning by then-Senator Al Franken.

He most certainly HAD.

Apparently, they just don't understand any more what the word 'LIE' means.
 
Mar 2019
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These SAME people are still in denial that Jeff Sessions lied during his confirmation hearing when he claimed, under oath, that he had never met with the Russians during the course of the Trump campaign, under questioning by then-Senator Al Franken.

He most certainly HAD.

Apparently, they just don't understand any more what the word 'LIE' means.
Al Franken? HAW! HAW! HAW! Maybe Biden will pick HIM for VP.
 
Nov 2010
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#9
This is the best you have?

He lied. He knew what the reports were referring to. He said he didn’t. But he did.

He said he didn’t know if Mueller disagreed with his conclusions. He did know. Mueller wrote him a letter. He also called him.

How is that anything other than a lie?

And the article is purposefully misrepresenting what the lie is.



This is.....misleading. At best.

Here is the actual exchange.

Reports have emerged recently, general, that members of the Special Counsel’s team are frustrated at some level with the limited information included in your March 24th letter, that it does not adequately or accurately necessarily portray the report’s findings. Do you know what they’re referencing with that?”


Barr said: “No, I don’t.” I think — I think . . . I suspect that they probably wanted more put out, but, in my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize because I think any summary, regardless of who prepares it, not only runs the risk of, you know, being under-inclusive or over-inclusive, but also, you know, would trigger a lot of discussion and analysis that really should await everything coming out at once. So I was not interested in a summary of the report. . . . I felt that I should state the bottom line conclusions and I tried to use Special Counsel Mueller’s own language in doing that.


Crust specifically asked him if he knew if members of Mueller’s team where upset that his letter didn’t accurately portray their findings. Barr said no.

But Barr had received a letter from Mueller saying precisely that. It was a lie to say he didn’t know. I don’t know how anyone could claim otherwise.

He tried to worm his way out of it by saying he meant he was referring to members of Mueller’s staff, not Mueller himself. But then he painted himself in a corner because he said that he thought the letter was written by a staffer.....So he ruined his own defense....

I fixed your lie and included the whole text of what AG Barr said. Don't worry, no need to thank me.
 
May 2012
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Can the left find a more pathetic thing to try to make into an ordeal?

This whole issue is just stupid at it's core. It is so minor of a thing, even if what they are saying is true, it makes a person just shake their head.

A massive cover-up of a lie about what someone said about a report in testimony?

lol

End of the world right here folks.
 
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