CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday compared public statements made by Attorney General Bill Barr to former special counsel Robert Mueller statement Wednesday detailing the bottom-line conclusions of his 22-month-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and obstruction of justice.
After former FBI agent Asha Rangappa accused Barr of “lying” about Mueller’s final report in his four-page summary released in April, Baldwin aired a side-by-side video comparison of Barr and Mueller describing the special counsel’s more than 400-page final report.
In the first clip, Barr stated that there “was no evidence of the Trump campaign collusion” with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.
The video is then compared to a clip of Mueller stating that “there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.”
In the second clip, Barr claimed that “the evidence developed by the special counsel is not sufficient to establish that the president committed and obstruction of justice offense.”
The clip is then compared to Mueller explaining that “if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”