Napolitano: Barr’s ‘Sanitized Letter’ Was ‘Dumb,’ His Testimony Was ‘Deceptive’

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May 9, 2019 6:58 p.m.

Fox analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Wednesday let loose on Attorney General Bill Barr and his handling of the Russia probe in a fiery Fox News op-ed.

“It is clear that Barr’s four-page letter, about which Mueller complained to Barr and some of Mueller’s team complained to the media, was a foolish attempt to sanitize the Mueller report,” Napolitano wrote. “It was misleading, disingenuous and deceptive.”

“Also, because Barr knew that all or nearly all of the Mueller report would soon enter the public domain, it was dumb and insulting,” he continued.

The judge also addressed the attorney general denying to the House Appropriations Committee that he knew of any criticisms from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team about his characterization of Mueller’s findings, which later turned out to be untrue.

“Was Barr’s testimony before Congress deceptive?” Napolitano asked. “In a word: Yes.”

The Fox analyst recently criticized President Donald Trump’s repeated attempts to mess with the Russia investigation as “criminal,” and argued that Barr was wrong not to charge Trump with obstruction.

Those swipes apparently haven’t gone unnoticed by POTUS, who retweeted a post calling for Napolitano to be fired on Sunday.

It seems like that hasn’t deterred Napolitano from voicing his opinion.

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