Sen. Chuck Schumer: ‘Many of Us Tried to Give Mr. Barr a Chance’

By Craig Bannister | April 11, 2019 | 12:49pm EDT
Sen. Chuck Schumer (Screenshot)

Democrats tried to give Attorney General William Barr a chance, but can no longer do so, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday.

In Senate floor comments attacking Barr’s plans to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russian investigation report, Sen Schumer said Barr blew his “chance” by his Congressional testimony this week:

“Many of us tried to give Mr. Barr a chance. But, after this week’s performance, it’s clear-as-day he and the president are working off the same playbook and planning to withhold crucial facts from the American people.”


Sen. Schumer also accused Attorney General Barr of enabling President Donald Trump’s “worst instincts” and serving as the president’s campaign spokesman and press secretary:

“Instead of giving straight answers, Mr. Barr seems to be nothing more than a spokesperson for the president’s campaign. He seems more like the president’s press secretary than the attorney general. He’s even using the president’s own tactics: admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.”


“When Mr. Barr was first nominated as attorney general, the question posed to him was, quote: ‘Will he be part of the Trump legal team, or an independent agent of the law?’ I think we have our answer, as we watch him echo President Trump’s statements and enable President Trump’s worst instincts.”


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