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Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader

 

November 7, 2019

Patrick Semansky • Associated Press

President Donald Trump has mentioned Attorney General William Barr to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished that Barr, pictured, would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival, though Barr ultimately declined to do so, people familiar with the matter said.

The request from Trump traveled from the president to other White House officials and eventually to the Justice Department. The president has mentioned Barr's declination to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.

http://www.startribune.com/trump-wanted-barr-to-hold-news-conference-saying-president-broke-no-laws-in-call-with-ukrainian-leader/564586972/

 

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