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Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings

Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonLawmakers want Pentagon, DOJ to punish current, former military members who participated in riot House chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief Trump critic: I am not afraid of Trump MORE (D-Mass), a 2020 presidential candidate, on Friday said he thinks that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr told Trump that theories about stolen election were 'bulls---': report Justice Dept. blasts Mexico's decision to close probe of former defense minister Acting attorney general condemns Capitol riots, warns 'no tolerance' for violence at Biden inauguration MORE should face impeachment hearings after Democrats say he misled Congress about Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire 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 PelosiWoman accused of trying to sell Pelosi laptop to Russians arrested Conspiracies? Let's investigate this one FBI investigating whether woman took Pelosi laptop, tried to sell it to Russians MORE (D-Calif.) said of Barr.

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