Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCapitol riot defendants have started a jail newsletter: report On The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter Top Democrat: 'A lot of spin' coming from White House on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday alleged that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too MORE had lied to Congress and said she will no longer address “anything more that he has to say,” The Washington Post reported.

“I don’t even want to address him,” Pelosi told reporters. “He has lied to Congress as the attorney general of the United States. He’s lied under oath. I’m not speaking to anything more that he has to say.”

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The Post reported that Pelosi’s comments were in reference to Barr’s April testimony to the House Appropriations Committee, during which Rep. Charlie CristCharles (Charlie) Joseph CristDeSantis's reelection campaign will be brutal — and he could lose Crist rips DeSantis over Florida COVID-19 spike: 'We don't have leadership' Pressure mounts for DeSantis in Florida MORE (D-Fla.) asked the attorney general about reports that members of former special counsel 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 team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election were “frustrated” by Barr’s summary of the investigation’s findings.

Barr said he did not know about any reports of Mueller's frustration, but it was reported that he had received a letter and phone call from Mueller two weeks earlier about the former special counsel's concerns.

Pelosi’s comments came one day after Barr accused House Democrats of wanting to create a “public spectacle” ahead of Mueller’s scheduled testimony before Congress next week. Barr said he would support Mueller if he “doesn’t want to subject himself” to the appearance in an interview with The Associated Press.

“I’m not sure what purpose is served by dragging him up there and trying to grill him,” Barr told the AP. “I don’t think Mueller should be treated that way or subject himself to that, if he doesn’t want to.” 

The Hill has reached out to the Department of Justice for comment.

Pelosi's office declined to comment further and said her remarks were “self explanatory” when reached by The Hill.

Pelosi made similar allegations in May, which Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called a “baseless attack.”

“Speaker Pelosi’s baseless attack on the Attorney General is reckless, irresponsible, and false,” Kupec said in a statement at the time.