UNITED STATES−On Sunday, May 10, NBC’s Political Director, Chuck Todd modified Attorney General Bill Barr’s statements on series “Meet the Press.”
The Michael Flynn case was discussed on the show about his exoneration after evidence showed he was falsely accused. Todd made a mockery of the situation after being asked by CBS’s Catherine Herridge, how history would judge the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision.
“Well, history is written by winners so it largely depends on who’s writing the history,” said Barr while laughing.
Todd indicated he was “struck by the cynicism of the answer. It’s a correct answer, but he’s the Attorney General. He didn’t make the case that he was upholding the rule of law. He was almost admitting that, yeah, this was a political job.”
AG Barr’s statement was edited out, and Todd took the comment out of context. Barr’s full statement reads:
“I think a fair history would say it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.”
The statements came after Todd spoke negatively about President Donald Trump’s eagerness to transition into reopening the economy.
“It felt like a weird plot twist in a horror movie, Right?” said Todd. “He wants to focus on reopening the economy and it’s almost like the virus had its own brain and said, ‘Oh no you don’t Mr. President, I’m coming inside your house!”
The problem with “reporters” like #ChuckTodd is that they are not actually reporters. He is an agenda driven commentator masquerading as a reporter. What #Todd tried to do to attorney general #Barr is disgusting, pathetic & unfortunately all too common. https://t.co/b8QZn7qDxm
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) May 11, 2020
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany indicated on Twitter that 60 Minutes on CBS is the second example in 24 hours of completely dishonest editing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020