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MSNBC 13 Feb 2020

Barr 'Irritated' That Trump Mentioned Him On Ukraine Phone Call

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Trump attorney general Bill Barr reacts to the president mentioning him on during the now infamous phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zeleskiy In a newly released portion of Barr's ABC News interview. Aired on 02/13/20.


CNN's Daniel Dale says President Donald Trump contradicted himself when he told Geraldo Rivera that he sent his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to Ukraine when just months before he said that he didn't.
Dale also fact-checks Trump's comments about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the the call with Ukraine.
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The Center for Public Integrity shook lose some damning emails from the Office of Management and Budget, including one sent less than 2 hours after President Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian President. Aired on 12/23/19.
It's an unprecedented call for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign. More than 2,000 Department of Justice alumni say Barr's actions protecting Trump require him to resign. Donald Ayer, Barr's former colleague and former Deputy AG under George H. W. Bush says Barr's attacks on the rule of law is "un-American." The New Yorker's David Rohde joins "The Beat" to discuss the "troubling signs" for Trump's administration and reports on Barr's theory that "the president can be in charge of all prosecutions." Aired on 02/17/20.
Rachel Maddow reports on William Barr's confirmation that he is setting up a process for receiving information from Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani as he looks for dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine. Aired on 2/10/2020.

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AND CREATED A BIT OF TENSION BETWEEN A SEEMINGLY LOYAL
BETWEEN A SEEMINGLY LOYAL ATTORNEY GENERAL IN BILL BARR
ATTORNEY GENERAL IN BILL BARR AND PRESIDENT TRUMP.
AND PRESIDENT TRUMP. >> NANCY COOK, WE’VE JUST BEEN
>> NANCY COOK, WE’VE JUST BEEN HANDED -- THERE’S MORE FROM THE
HANDED -- THERE’S MORE FROM THE ABC NEWS INTERVIEW WITH THE
ABC NEWS INTERVIEW WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL APPARENTLY.
ATTORNEY GENERAL APPARENTLY. IT WAS CONDUCTED BY THEIR
IT WAS CONDUCTED BY THEIR VETERAN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT
VETERAN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PIERRE THOMAS.
PIERRE THOMAS. WE’LL PLAY THIS.
WE’LL PLAY THIS. THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE NOW
THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE NOW FAMOUS PHONE CALL TO THE
FAMOUS PHONE CALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE.
PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE. >> WERE YOU SURPRISED WHEN THE
>> WERE YOU SURPRISED WHEN THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED YOU ON
PRESIDENT MENTIONED YOU ON THE -- WHEN YOU HEARD THAT HE
THE -- WHEN YOU HEARD THAT HE MENTIONED YOU ON THE JULY 25th
MENTIONED YOU ON THE JULY 25th CALL AND HE DID SO FIVE TIMES
CALL AND HE DID SO FIVE TIMES AND KIND OF CREATED THE
AND KIND OF CREATED THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU WERE WORKING
IMPRESSION THAT YOU WERE WORKING WITH GIULIANI?
WITH GIULIANI? >> YES.
>> YES. >> YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU HEARD
>> YOUR REACTION WHEN YOU HEARD IT?
IT? >> I WAS A BIT IRRITATED BY IT,
>> I WAS A BIT IRRITATED BY IT, BUT, YOU KNOW, THE CONVERSATION
BUT, YOU KNOW, THE CONVERSATION JUMPED AROUND, SO I’M NOT SURE
JUMPED AROUND, SO I’M NOT SURE WHAT HE MEANT BY SOME OF WHAT HE
WHAT HE MEANT BY SOME OF WHAT HE WAS SAYING.
WAS SAYING. >> NANCY, I DON’T MEAN TO CALL
>> NANCY, I DON’T MEAN TO CALL FOR OPINION, BUT I’LL REPEAT.
FOR OPINION, BUT I’LL REPEAT. WHEN YOU’RE TOLD OFTEN ENOUGH
WHEN YOU’RE TOLD OFTEN ENOUGH NOT TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE AND
NOT TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE AND THEN SOMETHING COMES ALONG THAT
THEN SOMETHING COMES ALONG THAT CHALLENGES THAT, IT MAKES YOU
CHALLENGES THAT, IT MAKES YOU HESITATE.
HESITATE. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING ON
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING ON HERE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
HERE WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE PRESIDENT?
AND THE PRESIDENT? >> WELL, I THINK THAT THERE HAS
>> WELL, I THINK THAT THERE HAS BEEN TENSION FOR A WHILE, AND
BEEN TENSION FOR A WHILE, AND POLITICO REPORTED TONIGHT THAT
POLITICO REPORTED TONIGHT THAT THERE HAS BEEN TENSION BETWEEN
THERE HAS BEEN TENSION BETWEEN BARR AND TRUMP.
BARR AND TRUMP. AND I THINK THAT WHAT BARR WAS
AND I THINK THAT WHAT BARR WAS TRYING TO DO WITH THIS INTERVIEW
TRYING TO DO WITH THIS INTERVIEW WAS SPEAK TO THE PRESIDENT
WAS SPEAK TO THE PRESIDENT THROUGH HIS FAVORITE MEDIUM,
THROUGH HIS FAVORITE MEDIUM, TELEVISION, AND TRY TO TELL HIM,
TELEVISION, AND TRY TO TELL HIM, YOU KNOW, BACK OFF.
YOU KNOW, BACK OFF. LET’S GIVE THE JUSTICE
LET’S GIVE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT -- YOU KNOW, GIVE THE
DEPARTMENT -- YOU KNOW, GIVE THE OPTICS OF INDEPENDENCE.
OPTICS OF INDEPENDENCE. YOU KNOW, PLEASE DON’T DO THIS.
YOU KNOW, PLEASE DON’T DO THIS. PLEASE DON’T TWEET.
PLEASE DON’T TWEET. AND I KNOW THAT THEY’VE HAD
AND I KNOW THAT THEY’VE HAD THOSE CONVERSATIONS BEFORE, BUT
THOSE CONVERSATIONS BEFORE, BUT I THINK THAT IT’S INTERESTING
I THINK THAT IT’S INTERESTING THAT BARR CHOSE TO SO PUBLICLY

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