AG Bill Barr’s Senate testimony is so inaccurate, networks are fact-checking his lies in real time

Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee is still underway, but he is already causing a great deal of controversy after seemingly lying to the committee under oath. His testimony has been so filled with inaccurate statements and misrepresentations about the Mueller report and the conclusions of the investigation, particularly around the question of obstruction of justice by Donald Trump, that MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace interrupted the live broadcast to note specific lies from Barr in the first hour of testimony.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 · 4:23:06 PM +00:00 · Jen Hayden

As you can see in the clip above, it was Senator Lindsey Graham’s lie that prompted the network hosts to jump into the live testimony. Good for them for not letting those lies simmer in the public mind without being challenged. 


Brian Williams just broke into @MSNBC‘s coverage of the Barr hearing to correct Lindsey Graham: “The chairman of the Judiciary Committee just said that Mueller found there is no collusion. That is not correct.”

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019



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