Article by Bryan Howard
May 31, 2019
Attorney General William Barr appeared on CBS with host Jan Crawford to discuss Robert Mueller’s statements. Barr cleared the air by claiming Mueller had all legal rights to recommend prosecution, which he decided not to.
Barr stated, “I personally felt he could’ve reached a decision. Right, he could’ve reached a conclusion. The opinion says you cannot indict a president while he is in office but he could’ve reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity.”
Barr continued, “He had his reasons for not doing it, which he explained, and I’m not going to, you know, argue about those reasons. But when he didn’t make a decision, the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I felt it was necessary for us as the heads of the Department to reach that decision.”
Barr concluded, “The Department of Justice doesn’t use our powers of investigating crimes as an adjunct to Congress.”
NEW: Attorney General Barr tells @JanCBS he “personally felt” Special Counsel Robert Mueller “could've reached a decision” on obstruction of justice by President Trump.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 30, 2019