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Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden coronavirus relief bill tests narrow Democratic majority Some Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday alleged that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMajority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report 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 CristRepublican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC Crist calls on DOJ to investigate DeSantis over coronavirus vaccine distribution Florida Democrats mired in division, debt ahead of 2022 MORE (D-Fla.) asked the attorney general about reports that members of former special counsel 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 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.