AG William Barr was interviewed by Catherine Herridge.
We've been wondering what Barr has been doing if anything.
Herridge: So this decision to dismiss by the Justice Department, this all came together really within the last week, based on new evidence?
BARR: Right. Well U.S. Attorney Jensen since January has been investigating this. And he reported to me last week.
Herridge: What should Americans take away from your actions in the Flynn case today?
BARR: Well, as I said in my confirmation hearing, one of the reasons I came back is because I was concerned that people were feeling there were two standards of justice in this country. And that the political and that the justice, or the law enforcement process was being used to play political games. And I wanted to make sure that we restore confidence in the system. There's only one standard of justice. And I believe that this case, that justice in this case requires dismissing the charges against General Flynn.
No, not at all. And, you know, I made clear during my confirmation hearing that I was gonna look into what happened in 2016 and '17. I made that crystal clear. I was very concerned about what happened. I was gonna get to the bottom of it. And that included the treatment of General Flynn.
And that is part of John Durham, U.S. Attorney John Durham's portfolio. The reason we had to take this action now and why U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen came in was because it was prompted by the motions that were filed in that case. And so we had to sorta move more quickly on it. But John Durham is still looking at all of this.
This is one particular episode, but we view it as part of a number of related acts. And we're looking at the whole pattern of conduct.
This is so heartening. Jensen was looking into this for months.
And it has come to light.
Next up. Durham. I have hope. and reason for it.