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Barr Defends Trump's Attacks on Mueller Probe: If Falsely Accused, I Would Call It a ‘Witch Hunt'


Added 05-17-19 03:34:02pm EST - “Attorney General Bill Barr said during his confirmation hearings that he doesn't personally believe Robert Mueller "would be involved in a witch hunt." He has since said it's understandable why President Donald Trump would express…” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Bill Barr Defends Trump 'Witch Hunt' Talk”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Attorney General Bill Barr said during his confirmation hearings that he doesn’t personally believe Robert Mueller “would be involved in a witch hunt.” He has since said it’s understandable why President Donald Trump would express that frustration.

In his Fox News interview today, Barr was asked by Bill Hemmer if he agrees with the “witch hunt” label.

“He was saying he was innocent and that he was being falsely accused,” Barr said. “And if you’re falsely accused, you would think that something was a witch hunt.”

He said for two and a half years Trump’s been hammered for allegedly “conspiring with the Russians, and we now know that was simply false.”

Hemmer asked again if he’s comfortable with the “witch hunt” label personally. Barr said, “I use what words I use… but I think if I had been falsely accused I’d be comfortable saying it was a witch hunt.”

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