Bill Barr did not do that.

Courtesy of WaPo:

President Trump wanted Attorney General William P. 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 demurral to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say.


The request for the news conference came sometime around Sept. 25, when the administration released a rough transcript of the president’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The document showed that Trump urged Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter — while dangling a possible White House visit for the foreign leader.

The article goes on to suggest that Bill Barr knew nothing about Trump’s attempts to extort Zelensky, which would make him one of the few Trump folks not involved.

However the Justice Department does not get away clean in this whole thing since they saw the initial whistleblower report and decided that “no further action was warranted.”

This story definitely got under Trump’s skin based on his Twitter tirade this morning:

Oh yeah, it happened.

Thanks for the confirmation dipshit.