CNN contributor Philip Mudd said on Wednesday night that Attorney General William Barr would be right not to appear at Thursday’s House Judiciary Hearing, while speaking about Barr’s announcement that he would not be coming to testify before Rep. Jerry Nadler’s (D., N.Y.) committee.
“Let me be a bit snitty here. If I were [Bill] Barr, I would tell Jerry Nadler to pound sand. I would tell him to hit the road,” Mudd said during a segment on CNN’s Situation Room, before explaining why he believed the Nadler’s committee had treated Barr unfairly.
“Biggest hearing you might have in your entire chairmanship, you can’t bother, you’re too lazy to learn the portfolio well enough to ask your own questions? And your members don’t have the discipline not to sit here and speak without asking questions? Really?” Mudd said. “And my second question. Who was elected by the American people to oversee the Department of Justice in the most important investigation they have. Was it the members or was it some lawyer that you want to set up Barr with?”
Mudd called the hearing “a set up.”
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