WaPo’s Rucker: ‘Striking’ and ‘Real Sign of Disrespect’ for AG Barr to Call Special Counsel Mueller ‘Bob’
MITCHELL: "Philip, your reaction to that?"
RUCKER: "It was striking to see those comments there, but also throughout the entire testimony he kept referring to Special Counsel Mueller as Bob. Just by his first name. I understand they are friends and have a relationship —"
MITCHELL: "Or they were friends."
RUCKER: "Or were friends. That goes back many years, but it was a real sign of disrespect not only for Mueller given his own track record in the government as a marine, as a venerated FBI director, but also respect for the role of the special counsel through this two-year investigation that we have been on, to just be so dismissive of him.”