Marie Harf on Flynn Case: Barr Basically Said You Can Lie to the FBI and That’s OK

‘There is still a ton of evidence that the investigation was absolutely an appropriate one, that Flynn was absolutely someone who should have been investigated’

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HARF: “And Donald Trump has made clear that he wants to do everything in his power to discredit the Russia investigation, even though it showed quite a bit of at least a conversation between Russian officials and Trump campaign officials. And this is the latest example of it. Yesterday, Barr basically made a statement that said, 'You can lie to the FBI, and that’s okay.' And there is still a ton of evidence that the investigation was absolutely an appropriate one, that Flynn was absolutely someone who should have been investigated, and he, at the end of the day, chose to lie about his contacts with foreign countries. If Bill Barr wants to say that’s not a crime, that's a precedent I’m not sure either party wants to set, Harris."

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