Attorney General William Barr expertly handled questions following a press conference that preceded the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to the public.
Many reporters at the press conference attacked Barr with questions that favored the narrative used by Democrats that Barr in giving a press conference, Barr has somehow overstepped himself. But these accusations fell flat to Barr unwavering adherence to the facts and speaking plainly.
Like how they whined about Mueller absence from the conference with one reporter asking, “There’s a lot of public interest in the absence of the special counsel and members of his team. Was he invited to join you up on the podium? Why is he not here? This is his report, obviously, that you’re talking about today.”
“No it’s not,” Barr wasted no time clarifying. “It’s a report he did for me, as the Attorney General. He is required under the regulation to provide me with a confidential report.”
But the best moment was saved for last when a reporter posed the question, “Is it an impropriety for you to come out and sort of, what appears to be, sort of, spinning the report before the public gets a chance to read it?”
In a perfect and powerful response, Barr simply answered “No,” and concluded the conference.