Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday in "The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino" that the Democrats were attacking Attorney General William Barr because the Mueller report did not warrant the charges against him. President Trump.
"I think it's only one moment, the Democrats are impatient. They wanted Mueller to reach conclusions that corroborate the charges against that president. When this was not enough, they protected Mueller and explained that his integrity was irreproachable when Mueller failed to substantiate the political charges they had made. They are now attacking Bill Barr, "said Spicer.
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"He's doing due diligence. There are testimonies of grand jurors and documents classified in this report. And I think he's doing what's right to go beyond what he's supposed to do to make sure that Congress has access to all the underlying information. "
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended Barr's treatment of the Mueller report just days after his testimony before a House credit sub-committee.
"It's as open as possible, and so the idea that it's trying to mislead people is, in my opinion, quite odd," Rosenstein told The Wall Street Journal.
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Barr told Capitol Hill this week that there was "spying" against the 2016 Trump campaign.
Spicer has doubled Barr's qualifications, saying critics must "trust his judgment."
"In addition to his long and distinguished career in the Department of Justice, he is a man who understands the difference between all these varied terms. And I would trust his judgment, "said Spicer.
Kathleen Joyce of Fox News contributed to this report.