Things got heated on The Hill’s “Rising” show when former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova went off on liberal co-host, Krystal Ball for attempting to paint Attorney General Bill Barr as a liar.
From The Hill – The former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and staunch Trump backer made the remarks while being interviewed by hosts Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball, who asked if Barr might have lied in his comments about whether a sitting president can be indicted.
“I’m asking if Barr is a liar, is really the question,” Ball said, referencing Thursday’s press conference with Barr to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report.
“Don’t you dare suggest that Bill Barr is a liar,” diGenova said. “I’ve known him for 30 years. He’s one of the finest lawyers this country has ever produced.”
“There’s not one shred of evidence that anything he said — either the other day, or now, or today — was a lie,” diGenova added. “Don’t ever say that in front of me about Bill Barr. You have no evidence that he lied, and you know it.”
“What I’m telling you is that what he said today is inconsistent with what’s in the report,” Ball responded.
“That’s not a lie,” diGenova shot back.
“OK, fine,” Ball said.
“It’s not fine. You’re on national television calling the attorney general a liar,” diGenova said.
“I didn’t say that,” Ball responded.
“You suggested it very strongly,” diGenova said.
Nick Fad tweeted the video of the confrontation, saying, “this needs to happen more often. These people have been lying for 3 years without consequences, that they think it’s part of the job. We’re getting sick of this s***.”
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