On Wednesday, during A.G Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee about Mueller’s report, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) grilled Bill Barr about the so-called ‘obstruction episodes’ in Mueller’s report.
Feinstein questioned Barr about the report’s that claim President Trump asked his lawyer Don McGahn to fire Mueller — Trump also asked McGahn to correct the inaccurate New York Times article stating he instructed Mueller’s firing.
Meanwhile, President Trump instructed his counsel to look into Mueller’s conflicts of interest and ultimately Mueller was never fired — a fact that Bill Barr pointed out to Feinstein.
Feinstein insisted, saying “You still have a situation where a President essentially tries to change the lawyer’s account in order to prevent further criticism of himself,” Feinstein said.
“Well that’s not a crime” A.G Barr said, schooling Sen. Feinstein
.@SenFeinstein on McGahn: “You have a situation where the President tries to change a lawyer’s account in order to prevent further criticism of himself.”
Barr: “That’s not a crime.”
Feinstein: “So you can … instruct someone to lie?”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2019