Rod Rosenstein: ‘Bill Barr Will Be an Outstanding Attorney General’
ROSENSTEIN: "Bill Barr was an excellent attorney general during the approximately 14 month he served in 1991 to 1993. Bill Barr will be an outstanding attorney general when he’s confirmed next year. The memo that you made reference to reflects Mr. Barr’s personal opinion, he shared his personal opinion with the department. Lots of people offer opinions to the Department of Justice, but they don’t influence our own decision making. We have very experienced lawyers. And obviously, our decisions are informed by our knowledge of the actual facts of the case, which Mr. Barr didn’t have. I didn’t share any confidential information with Mr. Barr. He never requested that we provide any non-public information to him, and that memo had no impact on our investigation."