MSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace declared Friday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump administration makes push for transitional government in Venezuela Brooklyn man accused of lying about hoarding medical supplies, coughing at officers Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE is the “most dangerous person” in the Trump administration.

Wallace expressed concern on her show that Barr was pushing “demagoguery” with his comments about the origins of the Russia investigation.

“I think Barr’s the most dangerous person that works for Donald Trump because he has Donald Trump’s worldview, Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityOvernight Defense: Aircraft carrier captain pleads for help with outbreak | Pentagon shipment of ventilators delayed | Pompeo urges countries to be more 'transparent' with virus data Well-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis Pompeo: Countries must 'step up,' provide 'transparent' coronavirus information to save lives MORE’s worldview, but he oversees the Justice Department,” Wallace said.

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Wallace, a vocal critic of Trump, served as White House communications director during the George W. Bush administration. She also served as a senior adviser to the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Ernst calls for public presidential campaign funds to go to masks, protective equipment MORE (R-Ariz.) for his 2008 presidential run.

The MSNBC host’s comments Friday came after Barr appeared on Fox News earlier this week and discussed the “multiple” investigations into the origins of the Russia probe.

“His answer — so perplexing, so potentially dangerous to the institutions of law and justice that he oversees — we don’t want to air it without a disclaimer,” Wallace said.

“What you’re about to hear from the sitting attorney general ... is not normal,” she continued.

Barr sat down with Fox News during his first international trip to El Salvador and said the U.S. "should be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale" during the course of the federal Russia investigation.

President Trump later appeared to seize on Barr’s comments, saying his 2016 campaign had been "conclusively spied on" by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to "treason" and demanding jail time for those behind it

Wallace criticized Barr for publicly raising concerns about career law enforcement officials without citing any evidence.

Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceGovernors, health experts warn coronavirus restrictions must stay in place Public health expert: 'We are still at the very beginning of this outbreak' Mnuchin: US will bounce back after we 'kill this virus' and 'reopen this economy' MORE shared a similar view about Barr's interview, saying the attorney general "clearly is protecting" Trump and "advocating his point of view."

"What really comes across to me [about the Barr interview] most of all is that for two years Donald Trump sat there and said 'I don’t have an attorney general. I don’t have somebody out there looking for and protecting my interests,'" said Wallace. "He clearly has that now with Bill Barr."

"Not saying that Barr isn’t right in everything he says. But he clearly is protecting this president and advocating his point of view on a lot of these issues," the "Fox News Sunday" anchor continued. "And I suspect that as President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally, 'No Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAlabama postpones March 31 GOP Senate runoff Biden has broken all the 'rules' of presidential primaries The Hill's Campaign Report: Defiant Sanders vows to stay in race MORE, Bill Barr instead.'"