Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings

Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonTrump set to confront his impeachment foes Biden lines up high-profile surrogates to campaign in Iowa The DCCC's 'blacklist' protects a white male political status quo MORE (D-Mass), a 2020 presidential candidate, on Friday said he thinks that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrRepublicans give Barr vote of confidence Hillicon Valley: Twitter falling short on pledge to verify primary candidates | Barr vows to make surveillance reforms after watchdog report | DHS cyber chief focused on 2020 Key juror questioned in Roger Stone case MORE should face impeachment hearings after Democrats say he misled Congress about Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's view of his summary of the special counsel investigation's findings.

He clarified that he didn't think it was the right time to hold a vote on impeachment, for Barr or for President TrumpDonald John TrumpWinners and losers from the South Carolina debate Five takeaways from the Democratic debate Democrats duke it out in most negative debate so far MORE, but that he thought hearings were appropriate.

In an interview with CNN's "New Day," Moulton said that he was "absolutely" for holding impeachment hearings regarding Barr's statements to Congress about his summary of the Mueller report.

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"I'm absolutely for holding impeachment hearings," Moulton, who entered the presidential race last month, said. "And I voted for that with regards to the president last year."

"I don't think the time is right to vote on impeachment," Moulton continued, explaining that he wanted to debate the issue in Congress. "Don’t tell me when you have over 30 people indicted by the Mueller investigation, the [Trump] campaign chairman in prison right now, that we shouldn't be debating this as Congress. That's our job."

 

A number of House and Senate Democrats have called for Barr's resignation following a report in The Washington Post this week that Mueller sent a letter to Barr accusing him of mischaracterizing the results of his report in his official summary to Congress.

News of the letter sent waves throughout Washington, with Republicans rushing to defend the attorney general.

"He lied to Congress; he lied to Congress. And if anybody else did that, it would be considered a crime," Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOcasio-Cortez: Trump would 'never' say to her face some of the shots he takes at her on Twitter Oversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings Lawmakers raise alarms over Trump coronavirus response MORE (D-Calif.) said of Barr.

"Nobody is above the law; not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general."