AG Barr warns against ‘political’ impeachment, hits back at Comey in Fox News interview

Attorney General Bill Barr, in an interview Wednesday with Fox News, warned that impeachment could be “trivialized” by Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump, while also firing back at ex-FBI Director James Comey’s reaction to the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the Russia investigation.

“As a general matter, I think we have to be careful about trivializing the process and they put in a hurdle of high crimes — of treason, bribery and other high crimes,” Barr told “The Story with Martha MacCallum” in an interview scheduled to air Wednesday night. “The articles of impeachment here do not allege a violation of law, and it looks as if it’s going to be along partisan lines — I think — you know, I’m concerned about it being trivialized and used as a political tool.”

This is similar to what Barr said during an NBC News interview after the report’s release.

“These irregularities, these misstatements, these omissions were not satisfactorily explained, and I think that leaves open the possibility to infer bad faith,” he said.

Yet Comey called this “an irresponsible statement,” telling Fox News’ Chris Wallace that Barr “does not have a factual basis as the Attorney General of the United States to be speculating that agents acted in bad faith.”

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