MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough scalded Attorney General William Barr for lying about the inspector general report he ordered to justify President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories.
The Department of Justice’s inspector general failed to find evidence of an FBI plot against Trump’s 2016 campaign, but Barr publicly disagreed with those findings and insisted there was not enough justification to launch the Russia investigation.
“His lie about Barack Obama, you know, crawling around Trump Tower like bugging his phone, a lie,” Scarborough said. “The lie from the attorney general of the United States, just shocking, that FBI agents, quote, ‘spied,’ spied on the president of the United States — a lie.”
“Lindsey Graham and William Barr’s claim that the Russia investigation began because of the Steele dossier — a lie,” he added. “Disproven from the timeline that a third-grader could figure out if you just gave them the times and the dates, and yet, I guess what should not surprise us is William Barr continues to lie, and now, more troubling, is he has a U.S. attorney that is going around lying, too.”
John Durham, the federal prosecutor Barr tapped to launch yet another inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation, also released a statement Monday saying that he did not agree with some of the inspector general’s findings.
“If any other attorney general had accused the FBI of spying and all the things that William Barr accused it of and then it was disproven, all of his conspiracy theories disproven,” Scarborough said, “was shown to be to be a liar by an inspector general’s report, well, any other attorney general would be forced to resign. This attorney general, he just keeps lying — it’s all he knows how to do now.”
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