News Analysis: Is an Attorney General Independent or Political? Barr Rekindles a Debate

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www.nytimes.com—Friction over how Attorney General William P. Barr handled the Mueller report underscored a gap between the ideal and political reality of his post.

‘A political hack’: Watch CNN’s Don Lemon rail against Attorney General Bill Barr. On Tuesday, CNN's Don Lemon ripped Attorney General Barr as a "political hack." It was reported that Robert Mueller criticized Barr over his characterization of the special counsel report. This is a rare move from Mueller, who kept a low-profile during the two-year investigation. "It shows this attorney general has been here for the president rather than the American people," CNN's Chris Cuomo said. "Or a political hack, if you want to be just that