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Bret Baier: ‘Far Fetched’ to Say Barr’s Letter is Biased With ‘Champion of the Left’ Rod Rosenstein Consulting

Fox News anchor Bret Baier believes that it’s a stretch for anyone to say that Attorney General William Barr‘s letter to Congressional Committee chairs lacks credibility with the involvement of “champion of the left” Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Appearing on Fox & Friends Monday, the Special Report anchor labeled Rosenstein — a President Donald Trump appointee — a progressive champion.

“The whole meme on social media and elsewhere that this is the Attorney General’s letter, and you can’t trust this because this is a politically appointed person, is a little far-fetched,” Baier said. “In that he wrote the four-page letter alongside the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, who has been a champion of the left and a lot of lawmakers on the Democratic side.”

Rosenstein made few friends on the left after he penned a letter recommending the firing of then-FBI director James Comey in May 2017. But he did ruffle some feathers at the White House with his handling of the Russia investigation. A constant target of the president’s ire, left-wing pundits and Democratic lawmakers sought to protect Rosenstein amid reports that Trump might fire him to interfere with the Mueller probe.

Baier further believes that the attorney general will be eventually release much of the Mueller report.

“I think that the attorney general is going to be true to his word,” Baier said. “That he’s going to put out as much as he can without putting out grand jury testimony, for example, implicating somebody who is not named or charged. And also classified materials.”

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