Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'

Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Trump dismisses reports of Russian meddling, labels them Democratic 'misinformation campaign' The new American center MORE said Wednesday that Democrats calling for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Attorney General Barr is in a mess — and has no one to blame but himself Maxine Waters: Gang members have 'more integrity' than 'street player' Trump MORE to resign "makes perfect sense."

"[Barr] is doing the job he was hired to do," Clinton told MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowTlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech Schiff: Bolton 'refused' to submit affidavit on Trump's involvement in Ukraine controversy Tlaib says mention of Kavanaugh was 'trigger' to walk out of Trump speech 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 MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff 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.