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

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace declared Friday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr: Inspector general's report on alleged FISA abuses 'imminent' DOJ unveils program aimed at reducing gun violence Trump goes on tweeting offensive ahead of public impeachment hearing 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 HannityGraham: Senate trial 'must expose the whistleblower' Graham says Schiff should be a witness in Trump impeachment trial Lindsey Graham vows to not watch 'un-American' Trump impeachment hearings 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 McCain2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Defending their honor as we hear their testimony 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) WallaceChris Wallace: Taylor testimony 'very damaging to President Trump' Republicans, Democrats brace for first public testimony in impeachment inquiry Intelligence panel Democrat: 'I think we will end up calling' some witnesses on GOP list 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 TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally, 'No Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSanford: 'It carries real weight' to speak against Trump 'while in office' Medill dean 'deeply troubled by the vicious bullying and badgering' of student journalists Trump has considered firing official who reported whistleblower complaint to Congress: report MORE, Bill Barr instead.'"