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

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace declared Friday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham Barr DOJ says surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Page lacked evidence Senators press DHS over visa approval for Pensacola naval base shooter Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 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 HannityHannity to interview Trump during Super Bowl pregame show GOP cries boredom in attack on impeachment case Hannity: 'Lunatic' Schiff 'the worst liar in all of politics' 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 McCainSchiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial Martha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women 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: If I'm Trump, 'I would not be especially pleased' with White House defense Trump: Senate should decide on witnesses; Bolton testimony poses national security risk Trump lawyer: Abuse of power, obstruction articles 'have not fared well' 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 TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally, 'No Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLawmaker wants Chinese news outlet to register as foreign agent Trump-aligned group launches ad campaign hitting Doug Jones on impeachment ICE subpoenas Denver law enforcement: report MORE, Bill Barr instead.'"