Trump: If Barr Had Been My AG All Along, There Would Have Been No Russia Probe

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By saying this, Trump effectively admitted that Barr’s role is to protect him from criminal investigations.

According to Talking Points Memo, President Trump said in an interview with Sean Hannity that the special counsel’s report “would not have happened” if William Barr had always been his attorney general instead of former attorney general Jeff Sessions.

“I will say this, our new attorney general, Bill Barr, is a great gentleman,” he said during a call-in to Fox News. “I’ve heard about him for years. He’s a great man. Had he been there initially, this all would not have happened because what has gone on there is just a disgrace to our country.”

Trump complained about how many “innocent people” had their lives “ruined” by the probe, which finished last week. Trump also told Hannity that he would let Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC.) and Barr “do whatever they want to do.” Graham had proposed investigating how the probe was initially launched.

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