On Wednesday, CNN’s legal analyst Jeffery Toobin slammed Attorney General Bill Barr for his chaotic rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Barr announced that he is holding a press conference Thursday morning before releasing the report.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman suggested that he might not understand how the media works and that news travels quickly.
“Is there another possible explanation for what Barr is doing?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked.
“Barr’s been out of the game for a very long time. I think that’s an important thing to remember” she said. “Out of the media realm. I think he doesn’t really understand necessarily how some of this is playing out.”
“Here’s a different theory,” Toobin said. “He spent the last 20 years watching Fox News and he’s become a real Trump supporter. He’s like everyone else in the Trump administration.”
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