House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress during his testimony to a Senate panel where he defended his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“The attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States. That’s a crime,” Pelosi said during her weekly news briefing on Capitol Hill.
She said Barr’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday wasn’t about “technicalities” or how he characterized Mueller’s report in the four-page summary in which he said Trump did not collude with the Russians for obstruct justice.
“He lies to Congress, he lied to Congress. If anybody else did that it would be considered a crime,” Pelosi said. “Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United State and not the attorney general. Being the attorney general does not give you a back to say whatever you want and it is a fact because you are the attorney general.”