Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) falsely claimed on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller had asked Attorney General William Barr to "decide" whether to charge President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice.
Graham opened a hearing about the Mueller report by whitewashing Barr's previous attempts to spin the special counsel's conclusions.
"Like many of you here, on the Republican side we all agreed that Mr. Mueller should be allowed to do his job without interference," Graham opined. "He was never removed. He was allowed to do his job. So no collusion, no coordination, no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government regarding the 2016 election."
The South Carolina senator added: "As to obstruction of justice, Mr. Mueller left it to Mr. Barr to decide. After two years and all this time, he said Mr. Barr, you decide. Mr. Barr did."
In fact, there is no evidence that Mueller ever asked Barr to exonerate the president on the question of obstruction. It is more likely that Mueller intended Congress to decided about whether to act on his findings.
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