AG Barr says Mueller asked DOJ for guidance on testimony limits


>>Harris: FOX NEWS ALERT NOW, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR IS HERE IN NEW YORK. HE’S TALKING WITHOUT, AND FOX NEWS. YOU MAY KNOW THAT THE DOJ HAS SAID THEY DO NOT WANT ROBERT MUELLER TALKING OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF THAT PUBLIC REPORT. LET’S WATCH TOGETHER.>>CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT, AND HIS STAFF WAS REITERATING THAT THAT WAS THEIR POSITION. THEY ASKED US FOR GUIDANCE IN WRITING TO EXPLAIN, OR TO TELL THEM WHAT OUR POSITION WAS. SO HE RESPONDED IN WRITING, THE GUIDANCE THAT THEY HAD REQUESTED.>>SO MUELLER ACTUALLY REQUESTED IT. SECONDLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF CONGRESSMAN NADLER LASHING OUT SAYING THIS WAS ARROGANCE?>>HE WAS MISINFORMED. AS TO THE FACTS.>>THIRDLY, ON CONGRESS, ANY REACTION TO THE MOLDING AND CONTEMPT?>>NO.>>NOTHING?>>IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY THESE DAYS.>>THANK YOU.>>Harris: AT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TALKING WITH FOX NEWS JUST THEN. I’M GOING TO BRING IN IMMEDIATELY THE PANEL AS WE ARE WATCHING HIM GET IN THE CAR AND GO TO WHEREVER HE IS HEADED TO. JUDY MILLER, ADJUNCT FELLOW AT THE MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH AND FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. KEVIN McCULLOUGH, RADIO HOST WITH SELAH MEDIA. WE ARE JUST A WHILE AGO, KEVIN, AND WE’VE BEEN REPORTING, THAT THERE WERE SOME CONDITIONS FOR ROBERT MUELLER FOR THE DOJ. AND IT WOULD BE THAT HE COULD NOT GO OUT OF THAT PUBLIC 448 PAGE REPORT THAT HE HAD ALREADY DELIVERED.>>RIGHT.>>Harris: THAT WE’VE HEARD FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TALKING ABOUT THAT. NOT TOO MUCH DETAIL ABOUT IT.>>LIMIT CREDIT ANDY McCARTHY, FREQUENT GUEST ON YOUR SHOW, FOR HIGHLIGHTING THIS THIS MORNING. BUT IT IS AT THE REQUEST OF ROBERT NEWLY THAT HE GOT THAT GUIDANCE. BOB MUELLER SENT THE DOJ LETTER SAYING, BASICALLY, “I WANT PERMISSION TO BE ABLE TO TOLD BY YOU TO NOT GO BEYOND THE SCOPE OF THE REPORT.” THEY GRANTED THAT. AND THAT’S HOW IT’S GOING TO GO DOWN TOMORROW, WHICH IS WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO BE A BIG FAT DUD.>>Harris: ZERO. I HAD ON ERIC SWALWELL, YOU KNOW, HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, HE WAS VERY VOCAL FOR THINGS LIKE IMPEACHMENT, SO ON AND SO FORTH. I SAID, HOW WILL YOU GET THEM TO TALK OUTSIDE THE REPORT? HE HAD NO ANSWER.>>[LAUGHS] I DON’T THINK ROBERT MUELLER IS GOING TO SPEAK OUTSIDE OF THE CONFINES OF THAT REPORT. THAT’S WHAT ROBERT MUELLER HAS ALWAYS WANTED. THAT’S WHAT HE SAID THE DAY AFTER HE ISSUED THE REPORT. I THINK IT’S PRETTY CLEAR, AT LEAST ON THIS ONE. BILL BARR AND ROBERT MUELLER SEEMED TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE.>>Harris: WHAT KIND OF DAMAGE DOES THIS DO POLITICALLY TO THE 2020 DEMOCRATS THAT ARE RUNNING? THERE WERE EIGHT TODAY WHO WENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT’S PICK FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. MOST OF THEM WERE RUNNING. AND I WERE LOOKING AT A SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE NARROWED THEIR QUESTIONS, WE ARE TOLD. HAVING A MOCK SESSION WHICH MANUEL WILL TELL ME VERY LITTLE ABOUT. BUT THAT ROBERT DE NIRO WAS NOT PART OF IT. [LAUGHTER] ALL OF THAT GOING ON, AND DELIVERED EXACTLY WHAT WE HAD, WHICH WAS THE MUELLER REPORT. HOW RISKY IS THAT FOR DEMOCRATS RUNNING?>>I’M NOT A DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST SO I DON’T FEEL REALLY GIFTED ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO ADVISE THEM, BECAUSE THIS IS — AS A SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT, THIS IS SOMETHING I’M WANTING THEM TO DO. THIS IS NEEDLESS WHEEL SPINNING THAT IS TAKING THEM INTO THE ERA OF IRRELEVANCE. WHEN THERE IS REAL PROBLEMS THAT THEY SHOULD ACTUALLY BE WORKING ON IN THEIR COMMITTEES. THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISBANDED SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE TRIP INVESTIGATION SUBCOMMITTEE IN ITS OPERATIONS. THAT TELLS YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.>>I HAVE TO DISAGREE HERE. I THINK THAT, ONCE AGAIN, THE DEMOCRATIC STRATEGY IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT MOST AMERICANS HAVEN’T READ THIS WEIGHTY, VERY BORING REPORT, IN SOME INSTANCES. AND THE MORE AMERICANS LEARN ABOUT WHAT THE REPORT ACTUALLY SAYS, AS OPPOSED TO WHAT BILL BARR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID IT SAYS, THE MORE SKEPTICAL THEY ARE GOING TO BE OF DONALD TRUMP. IF YOU WANT IT’S IN PDF FORM ONLINE.>>COME ON, WHO IS GOING TO SPEND THEIR TIME?>>Harris: MY POINT IS YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE THERE’S GOING TO BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IS IN THE PUBLIC BLOODSTREAM, WHICH IS STILL NORTH OF 95% UNREDACTED. WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, THAT IS SUBSTANTIAL. AT LEAST YOU CAN READ THOSE FIRST 40 PAGES AND REALLY FIND OUT WHAT RUSSIA WANTED TO DO.>>ABOUT THE SECOND QUESTION OF OBSTRUCTION, IT’S A TINY QUESTION THAT ONLY THE MOST RABID DEMOCRATIC BASE CARE ABOUT. THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANTED TO KNOW, WAS THEIR ACTUAL CONSPIRACY TO UNDERMINE THE ELECTION? ONCE THAT QUESTION WAS SATISFIED, I THINK THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WENT BACK TO WORK THE NEXT DAY AND SAID, “OKAY, BACK TO WHAT WE’VE GOT TO GET DONE FOR THE COUNTRY.” THE OBSTRUCTION STORY IS MUCH THINNER PIECE OF THE PIE AND ONLY DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISTS REALLY CARE.>>I DON’T THINK SO, I THINK PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW AND WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT FEELS HE IS BOUND BY THE RULE OF LAW OR IS ABOVE THE RULE OF LAW. THEREFORE I THINK THE OBSTRUCTION PRESENTED IN THE REPORT IS VERY IMPORTANT. YOU WILL HEAR A LOT ABOUT THEM TOMORROW.>>Harris: IF THEY WERE EVIDENCE OF THE CRIME, WHICH IN THE REPORT, THE WAY I UNDERSTOOD IT, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME. IF THERE WERE, LET’S JUST PRETEND — I GUESS, WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW? ARE WE MAKING UP STUFF ON BEHALF OF BY MUELLER, I’M NOT SURE WHERE YOU GO WITH THIS IF WE ALREADY KNOW SOME OF THE ANSWERS.>>WE HAVE A GENERAL BELIEF IN AMERICA THEY WERE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. MUELLER FELT STRONG ENOUGH TO SAY THERE IS ZERO EVIDENCE OF CONSPIRACY, WHICH IS THE CRIMINAL COLLUSION CHARGE. HE ALSO SAID, “I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT THE OBSTRUCTION OCCURRED.” MOST PEOPLE SAY OBSTRUCTION CAN’T HAVE UP AND WITH UNDE CAN’T HAVE UP AND WITH UNDL CAN’T HAVE UP AND WITH UNDI CAN’T HAVE UP AND WITH UNDG CAN’T HAVE UP AND WITH UND.>>Harris: WE ARE BILL BARR TALKING EXCLUSIVELY TO FOX NEWS TELLING US THAT MUELLER COME AS YOU SAID, KEVIN, AS THE DOJ TO SEND LAST NIGHT’S LETTER. BARR ALSO HAD BACK ON JERRY NADLER, WHO SAID HE IS MISINFORMED. NOW THERE. AND HE HAS NO REACTION TO BEING HELD IN CONTEMPT.

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