Attorney General William Barr contradicted his congressional testimony during an interview broadcast by CBS News.
The attorney general discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings during the interview, which aired Friday on “CBS This Morning,” and explained why he did not agree that evidence presented in the report amounted to obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.
“We didn’t agree with the legal analysis, a lot of the legal analysis in the report,” Barr said. “It did not reflect the views of the department, it was the views of a particular lawyer or lawyers. So we applied what we thought was the right law.”
But that contradicts what Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee during May 1 testimony, where he explained why he and then-deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein did not believe Trump obstructed justice.
“Although we disagreed with some of the special counsel’s legal theories and felt that some of the episodes examined did not amount to obstruction as a matter of law,” Barr told Congress at the start of the month, “we accepted the special counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis and evaluated the analysis as presented by the special counsel in reaching our conclusion.”
Barr vs. Barr
May 1 to Congress: “We accepted the Special Counsel’s legal framework for purposes of our analysis…in reaching our conclusion”
May 31 to CBS: “We didn’t agree with …a lot of the legal analysis in the Report…So we applied what we thought was the right law.” pic.twitter.com/l6xFvNT7m6
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) May 31, 2019
Radio host taken off air mid-show after clip resurfaces of him discussing Trump and Roy Cohn
Coverage of the conviction of longtime Donald Trump political advisor Roger Stone resulted in a radio show host being booted in the middle of his show -- that he's hosted for over five years.
"Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver and current radio host on the conservative 710 KNUS, was taken off the air midshow Saturday after replaying an old interview clip in which he expressed hesitations about President Donald Trump," The Denver Post reported Saturday.
Never Trump Republican predicts surprise Walter Reed visit an ‘excuse’ to resign for ‘health reason’
President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Walter Reed Hospital on Saturday to undergo "portions" of his annual physical.
Following the visit, press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" after the presidential motorcade returned to the White House.
Conservative pundit Cheri Jacobus suggested the visit was a political move to tee up Trump's resignation -- and pardoning.
Stephanie Grisham claims Trump is ‘healthy’ and ‘without complaints’ after surprise visit to hospital
The White House announced that President Donald Trump is healthy after an unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Hospital.
“After a quick exam and labs, the President is headed back downtown," press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.
"The President remains healthy and energetic without complaints, as demonstrated by his repeated vigorous rally performances in front of thousands of Americans several times a week," she argued.
Trump has been holding one or two political rallies a week, where he regularly speaks for well over an hour.