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Video: Sen. Mark Warner Says Trump and His “Henchman, Mr. Barr” Are “Willing to Get Rid of Anyone…Investigating People That Get Close to Donald Trump”

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See below for video of Sen. Mark Warner on Face the Nation this morning, where he said:

  • “I have no absolutely no idea [why U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman was fired]. Although we do see this pattern where the administration uses Friday night to announce bad news. But this is one more example of why, I think, Bill Barr has repeatedly demonstrated that he’s more interested in being Donald Trump’s personal lawyer than he is in being the attorney for the United States of America.”
  • “It has been speculated that the U.S. Attorney, Mr. Berman, was investigating Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Guiliani. I think a number of us have been worried that Mr. Giuilani may have been knowingly or unknowingly manipulated by individuals coming out of Ukraine that may be manipulated by Russia.”
  • “There seems to be a pattern from this administration that the president and his henchman, Mr. Barr, are willing to get rid of anyone that’s investigating people that get close to Donald Trump.”
  • “…totally inappropriate firing by first Barr and then, it appeared, Donald Trump himself. But we’ve seen this pattern…in the intelligence community, where literally six Trump-appointed intelligence officials have either been pushed out or fired because they tried to do their job of speaking truth to power. It appears again that Mr. Berman, who was a Trump appointee, was trying to do his job, follow the law, and that cost him his job…”
  • On John Bolton and his book, Warner said “I think John Bolton, if he wanted to tell his story and he had such damning accusations about Donald Trump…he should have come and testified before the House and the Senate…If these allegations and accusations – which are extraordinarily damning – are true, I would think my Republican colleagues would want to get him under oath as well.”