People For the American Way

PFAW: Barr’s IG Report Spin “Totally Predictable”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2019

Contact: Laurie Kinney atPeople For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202.467.2307

Washington, D.C.— Following today’s release of the Justice Department’s inspector general report concluding that the FBI investigation of the Trump presidential campaign was not politically motivated, People For the American Way Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“This report by the Justice Department inspector general completely debunks the Trump administration’s pet theory that the FBI investigation of Trump’s campaign was politically motivated or biased.  There’s no escaping that conclusion, despite evidence in the report of some missteps on certain procedures. Unfortunately, Attorney General William Barr’s attempts to spin the report’s findings into something more favorable to Trump are totally predictable.  And that’s because Barr insists on behaving as if he were Trump’s personal attorney, rather than the advocate for the people and the rule of law that the Constitution envisioned.”

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity Learn more: https://www.pfaw.org.