NBC News national affairs analyst John Heilemann explained why he thinks Democrats can beat Attorney General in the "war" over releasing special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a Wednesday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
"What is coming is a war," Heilemann explained.
"This is still -- this Mueller report -- every day the stakes of it actually are rising now, rather than having the air let out of the balloon as people thought for a brief moment when it first was reported out," he explained. "This is a war we're going to be in the middle of right now."
But he believed that Barr's testimony provided a roadmap for Democrats to win.
"I understand it's dismaying and disheartening, but if I'm fighting that battle on the Democratic side, I want to understand my enemy and the kind of -- what the play is and what are the kinds of mistakes they're likely to make," he said.
"I think Barr revealed a lot about himself, the weaknesses of himself as a political player over the course of the last two days. In that sense it's heartening for Democrats because this is a guy I think who can be had," Heilemann concluded.