- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 18, 2019

Presidential candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell on Thursday called for the resignation of Attorney General William P. Barr, claiming his actions in regards to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report have “lost the credibility of the American people.”

“You can be the attorney general of the United States and represent all of us, or you can represent Donald Trump. You can’t do both. And because Attorney General Barr wants to represent Donald Trump, I think he should resign,” the California Democratic said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” show.

“Yes, he’s lost the credibility of the American people, he is not recused from an investigation where he should be refused, he’s embedded deeply into the Trump team, and that affects the credibility that the attorney general must have,” he continued.

Mr. Swalwell also said Mr. Trump needs to “acknowledge that Russia attacked us,” adding that “it’s clear that our democracy has been compromised.”

He also said the Mueller report found the president was a “double-digit obstructor … in the number of ways he sought to obstruct justice.”

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