On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) stated that Attorney General William Barr “almost seemed to be handing the president talking points,” and he is “deeply troubled” by Barr.
Booker said, “I’m deeply troubled by Barr himself. One of the reasons I voted against him — I mean, he came out before he even saw the Mueller report with conclusions about this investigation, which I think taints him. He should have recused himself in my opinion.”
He added, “I have a lot of suspicion about Barr, who has already spoken to these issues before he even saw the report. So, again, I worry about that filter. And secondly, I think Barr has characterized something in a piece of paper that almost seemed to be handing the president talking points, and did a job that we should be able to do as Congress by looking at this report.”
Booker further stated, “I think the letter came from somebody who was already suspect, that should have recused himself. Number two, is he is drawing conclusions with no evidence whatsoever. He’s not — how did he come to these conclusions? How did he — what facts is he basing his conclusions on?”
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