Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'

Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump takes aim at media after 'hereby' ordering US businesses out of China Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Taylor Swift says Trump is 'gaslighting the American public' MORE said Wednesday that Democrats calling for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFeds charge five in international ID theft ring targeting military members, veterans The road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces Correctional officers subpoenaed in Epstein investigation: report MORE to resign "makes perfect sense."

"[Barr] is doing the job he was hired to do," Clinton told MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Democratic strategist praises Inslee for elevating issue of climate change ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE. "Calling for his resignation makes perfect sense because he's not discharging the duties of the office, he's not going to resign, and at this point, I think that we know what we need to know about him."

"Bob Mueller has made that abundantly clear, that he has not presented accurately the context, the nature and the substance of the investigation," she continued.


Several prominent Democrats, including a number of 2020 presidential contenders, have called on Barr to resign following revelations that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE wrote to the attorney general voicing concerns of his characterization of the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his handling of Mueller's report on Wednesday, one day after The Washington Post reported that Mueller had expressed frustration in a letter to Barr over how he initially portrayed the investigation.

It was reported Tuesday that Mueller sent Barr a letter in March complaining that the attorney general's letter mischaracterized the investigation and created "public confusion about critical aspects of the results."

Barr sent Congress a four-page memo summarizing the report in March, nearly a month before the report on Mueller's probe was released to the public. The memo was widely lambasted by Democrats, who accused Barr of acting as President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE's personal attorney, rather than the American people's attorney general.

Barr testified Wednesday that he did not review the underlying evidence in Mueller's report before he concluded that the special counsel's findings did not reach the threshold to charge Trump with obstructing justice.

Mueller's probe did not uncover evidence to conclude conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election. But the report noted that Mueller could not "conclusively determine" that no criminal conduct occurred in regard to obstruction of justice.