Over the weekend, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton again criticized how Attorney General William Barr handled the Mueller report. Additionally, she questioned the president keeping in contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the release of said report.
Clinton appeared in 13 cities for a recent speaking tour along with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. During the tour, she also commented openly on the state of the U.S. government.
At one stop, Clinton told a Seattle crowd that AG Barr “would rather be the president’s defense lawyer than the chief law enforcement officer of our country.”
She also mentioned how President Trump recently participated in a phone call with President Putin, despite what the Mueller report revealed regarding election interference.
The report, she said, “not only decisively proves, but goes chapter and verse about how the Russians — in the words of the report — conducted ‘a sweeping and systemic interference in our election.’” Unnervingly, she added, “And then you wake up and your president is spending an hour on the phone with Vladimir Putin, who was the mastermind of the interference and attack on our election.”
Again, Trump labeled the issue of election interference as the “Russian Hoax,” though he admittedly spoke to Putin about it.
“We discussed it,” Trump said regarding the report. “He actually sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that, ‘It started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse,’” Trump said, referring to Putin. “But he knew that because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever. So pretty much that’s what it was.”
Clinton, however, called the situation a “constitutional crisis” when speaking to the crowd in Seattle.
“I really believe that we are in a crisis, a constitutional crisis,” she said. “We are in a crisis of confidence and a crisis over the rule of law and the institutions that have weathered a lot of problems over so many years. And it is something that, regardless of where you stand in the political spectrum, should give real heartburn to everybody. Because this is a test for our country.”