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Former AG Eric Holder: AG Barr Was ‘Wrong’ To Make Conclusion On Obstruction Charges, Congress Should

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Former AG Eric Holder: AG Barr Was ‘Wrong’ To Make Conclusion On Obstruction Charges, Congress Should




Former Attorney General Eric Holder said President Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr was “wrong” to make a legal conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

Minutes after Barr delivered a four-page letter summarizing the principal conclusions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to Congress, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Mueller’s report was a “Total EXONERATION” on the issue of “Obstruction.”

On the question of obstruction of justice, Barr quoted Mueller as writing: “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” Barr says in his letter that Mueller did not reach any conclusions in evaluating the president’s conduct, leaving the decision to prosecute him to the Justice Department.



“So when Barr in his letter suggests this is up to him, is he right or wrong about that?” asked MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

“I think he is wrong,” Holder said. “I think he is taking on, to himself, a role that has not typically been used by people in the position that Bill Barr has had.”

Holder also noted that “the fact that [Mueller] did not make a call here I think is an indication that he did what he thought he was supposed to do given the” DOJ regulation that says “you cannot indict a sitting president.”

Holder also argued that Mueller likely intended for Congress to make a final determination on the obstruction of justice question using his report and underlying evidence, not Barr.

Watch the segment below:





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