Judge Nap: AG Barr 'Probably Misled' House Lawmakers With Prior Testimony
Barr testifies in Senate on Mueller report findings.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday that Attorney General Bill Barr "probably misled" House lawmakers last month under questioning by Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.).
Appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, Barr was pressed on his earlier testimony by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who recalled that Barr told Crist he was not aware of concerns from the Mueller team about Barr's summary of the probe's conclusions.
"He's got a problem in my view. I don’t think he told a lie, but I think he probably misled the House of Representatives," said Napolitano.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that Mueller wrote a letter to Barr on March 27, complaining that the attorney general's four-page memo to Congress "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the findings.
Barr had testified before the House Appropriations Committee on April 9, before a redacted version of Mueller's report was released to the public April 18.
Napolitano said the House wants "professional legal staff" to question Barr at a scheduled Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.
"Politicians don't always know how to ask questions, and they don't always know how to box in the answerer and prevent him from giving an answer that is not directly responsive," the judge explained.
Barr previously rejected the idea of lawmakers' staff members questioning him at the hearing.
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