WaPo editorial board blasts Barr after hearing: He ‘has lit his reputation on fire’

WaPo editorial board blasts Barr after hearing: He ‘has lit his reputation on fire’

[Ed. – Remember when the Post got all over Eric Holder for stonewalling Congress, being found in contempt and for declaring himself Barack Obama’s ‘wing man.’ Neither do I. –Brit Hume]

The Washington Post editorial board on Wednesday denounced Attorney General William Barr following his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying that his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report has “lit his reputation on fire.”

The board, in an op-ed published just after Barr’s testimony concluded, takes issue with several of Barr’s actions, including what it described as a “highly misleading” four-page memo he sent to Congress in March that summarized Mueller’s investigation’s findings.

“In particular, Mr. Barr failed to acknowledge the alarming nature of Mr. Mueller’s analysis on whether President Trump obstructed justice, and he did not explain why the special counsel declined to say whether Mr. Trump was guilty of the charge,” the Post writes. “This really matters: Given the damning account in Mr. Mueller’s report, what appeared to be keeping the special counsel from accusing the president of criminal acts was not the lack of evidence but the fact that the president cannot be charged under Justice Department rules.”

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