The attorney general thinks you're stupid

There's no other way to read his transparently dishonest account of the Mueller report

William Barr.
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Before the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report, Attorney General William Barr held a press conference where he tried to frame the initial media narrative. Barr repeatedly emphasized that Mueller did not establish direct coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia (even repeating the president's favorite talking point, "no collusion"), stated that Trump cooperated fully with the investigation, and expressed his sympathy for the president. At least for a minute, it worked great. Wolf Blitzer, for one, did the typical CNN thing of blithely repeating what the powerful man in a suit said.

But after seeing the whole redacted report, it is beyond obvious that Barr was conducting PR spin. As attorney general, Barr is serving as a dishonest propagandist to protect a corrupt president.

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