Thursday, November 7, 2019

Did President Trump Want Attorney General William P. Barr To Say Publicly The President Broke No Laws With Ukraine

Washington Post: Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr ultimately declined to do so, people familiar with the matter said.

The request from Trump traveled from the president to other White House officials and eventually to the Justice Department. The president has mentioned Barr’s demurral to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.

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WNU Editor: President Trump is denying these reports .... Trump pushes back on report that he wanted Barr to clear him on Ukraine in news conference: 'Totally untrue' (The Hill). More here .... Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine (BBC).

More News On Reports That President Trump Wanted Attorney General William P. Barr To Say Publicly The President Broke No Laws With Ukraine

Attorney General William Barr declined Trump’s request to defend Ukraine call in a news conference, report says -- CNBC
Trump wanted Barr to say publicly that the Ukraine phone call was not illegal: report -- The Hill
Trump asked for Barr to host news conference clearing him on Ukraine -- CNN


RussInSoCal said...

The MSM pushes out another make-believe anti-Trump hit piece. But it fits the hate-Trump narrative so it will be true in the brains of the indoctrinated readership of Fake News.



Andrew Jackson said...

He's a Bushie what do you expect.

Mike Feldhake said...

Sounds like a great idea - why not, have the top cop come out and say what most of us already believe. NOT saying this only gives lawyers and politicians more credibility to take more tax dollars to do nothing!!!