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

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace declared Friday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Trump blasts Mueller, decries 'witch hunt' at 2020 launch Cummings requests interview with Census official over new allegations on citizenship question 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 HannityOcasio-Cortez and Cruz's dialogue shows common ground isn't just for moderates Hannity fires back at Acosta over book: 'Go hawk that garbage' on CNN Hannity fires back at Acosta over book: 'Go hawk that garbage' on CNN 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 McCainThe DNC's climate problems run deep Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge Trump's health care focus puts GOP on edge 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) WallaceTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Scarborough: 'What a joke' for Pompeo to say Fox's Wallace asks ridiculous questions 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 senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally, 'No Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida The Hill's Morning Report - Trump to kick off bid for second term in Florida Sarah Sanders to leave White House MORE, Bill Barr instead.'"