Chris Wallace: Barr Seemed To Be Acting As "Counselor For President Rather Than The Attorney General"


FOX News' Chris Wallace said Attorney General Bill Barr sounded like President Trump's defense attorney at his press conference Thursday. Wallace said he suspects Democrats' heads are "exploding" and will come down sharply on Barr.

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS CHANNEL: I suspect that the president was pretty pleased with the performance of Bill Barr today and particularly on the issue of obstruction. Because again, on collusion it does appear and I will say that the attorney general said it about a half dozen times, I lost count after that, there was no collusion, there was no cooperation, there was no coordination. But there doesn't seem to be any contradiction there. When it came to the obstruction case, and as he pointed out, there were at least 10 instances that the special counsel raised that could be considered potential obstruction.

Then you got into this very curious area where the attorney general seemed almost to be acting as the counselor for the defense, for the counselor for the president, rather than the attorney general: talking about his motives, talking about his anger, his feeling that this was unfair and he was being -- there were leaks. And really as I say, making a case for the president. I suspect that Democrats' heads on Capitol Hill were exploding and they're going to come down very sharply about the way that Bill Barr today laid this out because there's no question this is going to be -- this is the first look, in a sense, that everybody has gotten today, at the Mueller report, and this was as good a case as the president and the president's lawyers could make that there is nothing to see here, let's move on.

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