4.) Failed to Look at the Evidence

  • 2019-05-03
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
4.) Failed to Look at the Evidence
Office of Senator Kamala Harris [Public domain]
Presidential contender Kamala Harris took numerous shots at Barr during the hearing and even demanded that he step down from the role of AG. 

One noteworthy back and forth extrapolated on Barr's comment about the Mueller report being his "baby." 

Here is the exchange:

Harris: "...Would you accept them recommending a charging decision to you if they had not reviewed the evidence?"

Barr: "Well, that's a question for Bob Mueller. He's the US attorney. He's the one who presents the report."

Harris: "But it was you who made the charging decision, sir."

Barr: "What… "

Harris: "You made the decision not to charge the President."

Barr: "No... in the memo, and in the declination memo."

Harris: "You said it was your baby; what did you mean by that?"

Barr: "It was my baby to decide whether or not to disclose it to the public."

Harris: "And whose decision was it… who had the power to make the decision about whether or not the evidence was sufficient to make a determination of whether there had been an obstruction of justice?"

Barr: "Prosecution memos go up to the supervisor, in this case, it was, you know, the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, who decide on the final decision. And that is based on the memo as presented by the US attorney's office."

Game. Set. Match.

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