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

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace declared Friday that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrACLU calls for special prosecutor to investigate removal of protesters in front of White House First federal prisoner in 17 years executed hours after Supreme Court decision Supreme Court clears way for federal executions 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 HannityDemocratic super PAC to launch 'Creepy Trump' TV ad Graham: 'We don't have a Dr. Fauci problem' Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence 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 McCainKelly leads McSally by 9 points in Arizona McCain's reset: US-Vietnam relations going strong after 25 years Senate outlook slides for GOP 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) WallaceThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - California a coronavirus cautionary tale as it retrenches to stave off infections Battle over reopening schools heats up Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to reopening schools 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 TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally, 'No Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Trump takes victory lap after Tuberville defeats Sessions Jeff Sessions loses comeback bid in Alabama runoff MORE, Bill Barr instead.'"