House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says Attorney General William Barr Lied to Congress

‘If anybody else did that it would be considered a crime,’ Pelosi says

During a contentious hearing this week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mr. Barr criticized special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision not to reach a conclusion about whether President Trump obstructed justice, showing a rift between him and the special counsel over the politically charged investigation.

Democratic Senators pressed Mr. Barr on why he wasn’t more forthcoming about his disagreements with Mr. Mueller, which they said he should have revealed at an earlier congressional hearing in April.

In a sharply worded press conference, Mrs. Pelosi also called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the “grim reaper” for killing bills that passed the House, and said Republicans are “handmaidens to the special interests to our country.”