AWKWARD: Before Trump, Joe Biden Once Called AG William Barr ‘One of The Best’
2020 hopeful forgets he endorsed the Attorney General over 20 years ago
2020 hopeful Joe Biden praised Attorney General William Barr over two decades ago calling him "one of the best" AGs that he had ever worked with.
The remark is an embarrassing revelation for Biden, who is currently on board with the Democrats' impeachment narrative even after Barr said; "bottom line" is there was "no collusion" following the conclusion of the Mueller report.
In 1995, Biden commended Barr while he was a ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, CBS News reported.
Barr had been working in private practice while also appearing before the committee to testify at a hearing on "enhancing the effectiveness of incarceration."
Biden praised Barr’s service as attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush.
"As I know you know, but others should know, too, I truly enjoyed working with you when you were attorney general."
"You were one of the best I have ever worked with, and there has been a lot of attorneys general since I have been here, and I mean that sincerely."
But Biden's robust endorsement of Barr in the '90s has somewhat flipped as Democrats criticize the attorney general's handling of the Mueller report.
The former Vice President even called on Barr to resign last month.
Biden told reporters that "I think he's lost the confidence of the American people."
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Pelosi argued that Barr's testimony and the pursuit of 'spying' during the 2016 campaign impair his position as a law enforcement officer.
The Democrat said she was 'very concerned' about Barr's handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report which proved there was no Russian conspiracy, according to an interview with the Associated Press.
But Barr defended his actions:
Barr defended his actions and shrugged off criticism in a May interview with CBS.
"I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying that it's President Trump that's shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that," Barr said.
"From my perspective the idea of resisting a democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him and you know, really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president, that is where the shredding of our norms and our institutions is occurring."
In May, Barr testified before the Senate committee saying he believed the FBI did spy on the Trump campaign in 2016.
Barr stated earlier that he was preparing to investigate anti-Trump bias in the FBI’s 2016 probe into the Trump campaign and reiterated that to the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday that he believes “spying did occur," and will investigate whether that surveillance was "predicated."