Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Pelosi says she'll no longer address anything Barr says

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse votes unanimously to extend deadline for coronavirus small-business loan program Overnight Defense: House panel votes to ban Confederate flag on all Pentagon property | DOD report says Russia working to speed US withdrawal from Afghanistan | 'Gang of Eight' to get briefing on bounties Thursday OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House approves .5T green infrastructure plan | Rubio looks to defense bill to block offshore drilling, but some fear it creates a loophole | DC-area lawmakers push for analysis before federal agencies can be relocated MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday alleged that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr praises Seattle police chief as officers clear protest zone Judge strikes down Trump administration rule denying asylum to most migrants at southern border Supreme Court declines challenge to DOJ execution method 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 CristGOP sees groundswell of women running in House races The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden's Tampa rally hits digital snags Biden rise calms Democratic jitters MORE (D-Fla.) asked the attorney general about reports that members of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) 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 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.