Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'

Clinton: Calling for Barr resignation 'makes perfect sense'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Trump says he's not prepared to lose in 2020 MORE said Wednesday that Democrats calling for Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Supreme Court set to deliver ruling on census citizenship question Trump: 'I think I win the election easier' if Democrats launch impeachment proceedings MORE to resign "makes perfect sense."

"[Barr] is doing the job he was hired to do," Clinton told MSNBC's Rachel MaddowRachel Anne Maddow2020 primary debate guide: Everything you need to know ahead of the first Democratic showdown Hannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator NBC announces five moderators for the first Democratic debate 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 MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report 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 TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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.