Let’s try: What if Michael Cohen lied to the FBI about talking to the North Korean ambassador about allowing nuclear testing and then got caught and pleaded guilty, twice?.
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Plainly, the crime of lying to the FBI about contact with a hostile foreign power is potentially serious.
Barr asserted that the government already had the transcript of the conversation so there was no reason to interview him.
But why would someone lie when he knows he is committing a crime and that the lie is transparent?
Would he have gone after Adam Schiff for talking to the Iranians or George Conway for talking to Maduro?
Barr has undermined what has taken two centuries, imperfectly, to build: confidence in the impartiality of the Department of Justice. »