Durbin: Barr's testimony was 'at the minimum misleading' if not 'deception to the American people'

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDurbin: Barr’s testimony was ‘at the minimum misleading’ if not ‘deception to the American people’ Durbin: Barr ‘must recuse himself’ from all Mueller-related investigations Mueller fallout deepens Senate tensions MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that he believes that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Dem lawmaker says KFC chicken he ate at hearing to mock Barr ‘wasn’t wonderful’ Trump says Mueller shouldn’t testify MORE‘s testimony before Congress was “misleading” if not an outright “deception to the American people.”

“Attorney General Barr not only received that letter from [special counsel] Bob Mueller saying in writing that he disagreed with the attorney general’s characterization of the Mueller report, he then had a telephone conversation with him to follow,” the second-highest ranking Senate Democrat said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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“To say he wasn’t aware of Mueller’s misgivings about his characterization, that is at the minimum misleading if not deception to the American people,” he said. 

Durbin also said he agreed with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiO’Rourke: Mueller report affirmed need for impeachment against Trump Trump retweets Jerry Falwell Jr. suggesting his term should be extended by two years Klobuchar is a worthy candidate, getting no attention MORE (D-Calif.) that Barr lied. 

“I don’t know what other conclusion you could reach,” he said.  

.@SenatorDurbin says that Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony to Congress was “at the minimum misleading, if not worse, deception to the American people.” pic.twitter.com/wytBfysusP

— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 5, 2019

Barr testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats on the committee also released a letter Mueller wrote to Barr slamming his summary of the Mueller report as causing “public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation.”

Barr in an earlier summary said that Mueller did not find evidence that President TrumpDonald John TrumpKamala Harris: Barr ‘lied to Congress’ Trump to Palestinians in Gaza: ‘End the violence and work towards peace’ O’Rourke: Mueller report affirmed need for impeachment against Trump MORE‘s campaign colluded with Russia, but did not make a determination on obstruction of justice.

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