Stage setting or something else??
Trump 'startled' to learn his attorney general pick Bill Barr was best friends with Robert Mueller and moaned to aides after confirmation hearing that he didn't realize they worked closely
Donald Trump was 'startled' after watching William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing on Tuesday after he spoke about knowing Robert Mueller
The president told his aides that he didn't realize their work overlapped so much
Trump stiffened at hearing the pair have a close relationship after Barr was AG for George H.W. Bush
Trump re-nominated him and the Senate Judiciary Committee probe this week
Democrats grilled him repeatedly on views about Special Counsel Mueller
Barr vouched for Mueller and said he won't be 'bullied' into anything wrong
As attorney general, Barr could fire Mueller and bury his report on Russia
But Barr and Mueller are longtime friends whose wives share a Bible study
'I feel like I'm in a position in life where I can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences,' he said
Donald Trump was 'startled' after watching William Barr's attorney general confirmation hearing on Tuesday, after the 68-year-old spoke about his tight friendship with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The president complained to his aides that 'he didn't realize how much their work overlapped or that they were so close' when he nominated him, according to CNN.
After watching Barr speak at the Senate Judiciary Committee, POTUS was caught 'off-guard' and 'bristled' as he had to listen to details of their history but he later calmed himself by putting their familiarity with each other purely down Washington business.