Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings

Moulton calls for Barr impeachment hearings
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonHow lawmakers aided the Afghan evacuation GOP lawmaker says he did not threaten US Embassy staff in Tajikistan House panel approves B boost for defense budget MORE (D-Mass), a 2020 presidential candidate, on Friday said he thinks that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Milley moved to limit Trump military strike abilities after Jan. 6, Woodward book claims: report MORE should face impeachment hearings after Democrats say he misled Congress about Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol 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 PelosiRepublicans caught in California's recall trap Raise the debt limit while starting to fix the budget   'Justice for J6' organizer calls on demonstrators to respect law enforcement MORE (D-Calif.) said of Barr.

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