Chuck Todd: Seems Like Bill Barr Is ‘Taking His Cues from the President’s Talking Points’


NBC’s Chuck Todd said President Donald Trump is waging a “proxy war against the Russia investigation” with the help of Attorney General Bill Barr.

Speaking on MSNBC’s Meet The Press Daily Friday, Todd said Barr’s extensive interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer makes it seem “like he’s taking his cues from the president’s talking points which include what the president and his allies have dubbed the ‘dirty dossier.'”

“It’s an unusual situation to have opposition research like that, especially one that on its face had a number of clear mistakes … I’m not sure what role it played,” Barr told Hemmer.

“Hard not to notice Barr’s loaded language in the clips that we’ve been playing,” Todd contended. “Barr uses that suspicion-breeding style when asked about the [Barack] Obama administration’s actions between the election and the inauguration.”

“I think there were some strange developments during that period, Barr told Hemmer – referring to a “meeting on January 6th between the nation’s intelligence chiefs and the president.”

“As far as we can tell, there are now three DOJ related investigations into the Russia investigation. There’s an inspector general probe and there’s two U.S. Attorneys under Barr conducting their own reviews,” Todd said.

“The president and his allies seem to believe those probes are already done and they’re going to uncover criminal conduct,” Todd said. “All of that it seems is what the president is alluding to when he yells TREASON on his Twitter feed.”

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