#5. Trump ‘Falsely Accused’
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee continued to insist that Trump had corrupt intent in wanting to obstruct the Mueller investigation.
Some became annoyed when Barr said several times in testimony that the president had been “falsely accused” of conspiring with Russian operatives to win the presidential election.
“If the president is being falsely accused, which the evidence now suggests, the accusations against him were false and he knew they were false, and he felt that this investigation was unfair, propelled by his political opponents, and was hampering his ability to govern,” Barr said. “That is not a corrupt motive for replacing an independent counsel.”
Democrats demand the attorney general’s resignation during a hearing where he angers them by saying President Trump was “falsely accused.”