The report says specifically it is not about collusion.
Can we talk about his even bigger attempt to spin, the press conference?
Barr claiming it was "unclear" why they didn't.
The answer is obvious: It's an impeachment referral.
[Dodge dodge dodge on whether he'll help on the bill.]
Barr: No. Public statements can't pass muster as subornation of perjury.
Barr thinks private stuff can't be either.
Klobuchar: You take totality of evidence.
Klobuchar doesn't follow-up to note that Manafort lied after that.
Barr: Unclear whether POTUS knew to be false.
Barr repeats again he had already given his evidence.
Fact check: NOT ABOUT THIS INCIDENT.
Barr: I don't want to get into that in open setting.
Sasse lays out why he's a bottom-feeding scum-sucker.
What is legal and illegal about foreign intel services in US elections?
Barr doesn't want to answer that, bc that's "collusion" and it happened.
Barr is refusing to answer. "It's a slippery area."
Sasse: You're the chief law enforcement officer of the US G.
If I'm not mistaken, McGahn had ALREADY RECUSED from involvement.
McGahn testified about THAT after the instance.
The latter is also illegal.
The reason it did is bc Peter Strzok lost the battle to investigate more aggressively.
Blumenthal says that on four of the episodes Mueller found substantial evidence.
Barr stops: I certainly haven't talked substance or been directed to do anything.
Blumenthal: ANy non-substantive?
Barr: I Don't recall.
EXCEPT that evidence is proof that there was an underlying crime to investigate.
Except that he's agreed to do just that.
Me: No, it is a fact that they did so.
5 second question. Really important Q.
Now reviewing his past cover-ups.
Go go go Mazie!!!
Is WH exerting any influence over mueller testimony.
Barr: I think report is clear ...
Barr: I do think it's okay to do what he did.
Hirono: OK to ask WHCO to lie?
Hirono: Give us some credit for knowing what is going on around here.
Lindsey: You have slandered this man.
Barr says you only have to call the FBI if offered dirt by foreign spies, not just foreigners.
Won't answer abt whether threatening witnesses and floating pardons is wrong.
Won't answer if it's wrong to order WHCO to lie.
NO THE EVIDENCE IS NOT THAT HE WAS FALSELY ACCUSED YOU FAT LYING FUCK.
Excusing a campaign for failure to report contacts.
Barr: I don't know what you mean by seek to benefit. None that was criminal.
REminder: most of this was redacted bc Stone was at the core of it.
Barr: I'm not sure what you're talking about.
Barr: Foreign govts make a lot of attempts to contact.
Barr is pretending not to know abt Manafort sharing polling data w/Kilimnik.
He did not put in a single full sentence.
That is wrong. Mueller said the campaign finance crimes were crimes, just ones he couldn't prosecute.
Also, the hush payments are discussed.
Barr; Ummm. Can you repeat question?
Barr: Ummm. I'm trying to grapple with word "suggest." They've not asked.
Harris: Perhaps they've suggested?
Harris: Did Rosenstein?
BArr: Accepted statements in report as factual record.
Barr: not to my knowledge.
Harris: Did anyone in your office. Yet you represented that evidence not sufficient to reach obstruction.
Barr: I don't see any basis.
Harris: you have consulted?
Barr; I haven't been only decision maker, Rosenstein.
Harris; I'm glad you brought that up.
Harris: In response to graham, you consulted constantly, but DAG key witness.
But then, so does Barr.
Barr notes he did investigate Hillary, wrt emails.
But apparently doesn't know about the Clinton Foundation investigation.
Barr: I will supervise as AG.
Sort of not the right answer.
Barr: That's not appropriate.
YOU FAT FUCK EVEN YOU SAID THE PROPER REMEDY FOR WHAT TRUMP DID IS IMPEACHMENT.
Mueller says there was.
Barr: The President does not have to sit there and allow investigation to run its course, bc he was being falsely accused. Most of obstruction do involve exercise of constitutional authority.
That's ... not what the Mueller report shows.
Criminal Division (Benczkowski), also a Kirkland and Ellis lawyer, asked Barr to get the waiver so he could oversee investigation into Kirkland and Ellis client.
Barr started making the decision on obstruction prior to seeing the report.
Admits he had started discussing it before he got the report.
"OLC had already done a lot of thinking about some of these issues."
Barr: Evidence is conflicting, different evidence.
Klobuchar: And so you made that decision.
Barr; I called him. The letter prompted me.
Blumenthal: How long>
Barr: Multiple witnesses: DAG, [but not answering who]
Blumenthal: Who said what to whom?
[Barr said he only talked to mueller but just said Mueller spoke for his staff]
Blumenthal: I know of no other instance.
Barr: The letter was a bit snitty, I think it was written about one of his staff people.
Blumenthal: Did you or anyone on your staff memorialize. May we have notes?