CNN's Jeffrey Toobin sounds the alarm on Barr's testimony: 'Fox News is in charge of the Justice Department'
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin (Screen cap).

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday sounded the alarm about Attorney General Bill Barr's baseless claims that the FBI "spied" on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election.


After watching a clip of Barr testifying before the Senate, Toobin drew parallels between Barr's words and the conspiracy theories regularly parroted on Fox News.

"It means Fox News is in charge of the Justice Department," he said of Barr's testimony. "This really is an extraordinary adoption of the conspiratorial language the president and his supporters in the news media used to describe the Mueller investigation, the Justice Department."

Toobin went on to say that while Barr may have once been a solid attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush, he seems to have had his brain corroded by watching too much Fox News.

"He's obviously been watching a lot of Fox since he became a private citizen," Toobin said. "He's adopting their language and characterization of the department he now heads."

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