Schiff On Barr Assessment Of Mueller Probe: He Didn’t ‘Come Into This With Clean Hands’

April 4, 2019 12:31 p.m.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he was unsurprised by reports that Attorney General William Barr did not adequately outline special counsel Robert Mueller’s report because he didn’t “come into this with clean hands.”

“Barr did not come into this with clean hands, he came in as someone who wrote a 19-page memo talking about how he thought that the special counsel’s obstruction case was bogus,” Schiff told MSNBC Thursday. “That doesn’t give him much credibility on this. He should have recused himself there was no way a large percentage of the country was going to accept his judgement given his obvious bias, but the best way is for the American people to simply see the report for themselves. “

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported late Wednesday and early Thursday that members of Mueller’s team don’t think Barr properly portrayed what was found in the probe, especially regarding the evidence behind claims that Trump obstructed justice.

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