MSNBC fact-checks Graham live during Barr hearing

MSNBC hosts Brian Williams and Nicole Wallace fact-checked Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says he will call Papadopoulos to testify GOP group defends Mueller ahead of testimony The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller Time: Dems, GOP ready questions for high-stakes testimony MORE (R-S.C.) live during his comments at the panel's Wednesday hearing with Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGraham says he will call Papadopoulos to testify Pelosi, Democrats launch Mueller messaging blitz The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike MORE.

During Graham's opening remarks, the network cut to the two anchors seconds after Graham stated that Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerThis week: Mueller dominates chaotic week on Capitol Hill Top Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction MORE's special counsel investigation had found "no collusion" between President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE's campaign and the Russian government in 2016.


"We're reluctant to do this, we rarely do, but what the chairman of the Judiciary Committee just said, that Mueller found there was no collusion, that is not correct," Williams said as Graham continued talking in a split-screen.

"The report says collusion is not a thing they considered," Williams continued. "It doesn't exist in federal code."

Mueller did not find evidence sufficient to charge Trump or his team with conspiring with Moscow during its 2016 election interference.

"And what's stunning is that Lindsey Graham is offering answers to questions that aren't on the table today," Wallace said. "The question on the table today, after the reporting [from The Washington Post] last night, is why did Barr mischaracterize what was in the Mueller report?"

Wallace's remarks referred to reporting from the Post Tuesday evening that revealed Mueller had sent a letter to Barr in March accusing him of not correctly characterizing his investigation's findings in the four-page summary Barr submitted to Congress.

Some Democrats, including Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPelosi, Democrats launch Mueller messaging blitz Mueller testimony could be frustrating for both parties Hillicon Valley: Equifax to pay up to 0M over data breach | Settlement invites criticism from lawmakers | Microsoft settles bribery case | Election security to take back seat at Mueller testimony MORE (Calif.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who is running for president, have argued that Barr should resign over his characterization of Mueller's report.