Attorney General William Barr told the Washington Examiner through a spokesperson that allegations by Lev Parnas that Barr was involved in a scheme to get Ukraine to announce investigations into Joe Biden are “100% untrue.”
Barr also repeated the denial in a statement that was read on MSNBC after Parnas said he “absolutely” knew about and was involved in the scheme.
Spokesperson Kerri Kupec also said that Barr’s position on the Ukraine situation “has not changed since September, when Barr expressed dismay at being grouped with Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, as someone who could help with investigations into the 2016 elections and the Bidens.
Barr said he had not spoken to Trump about Ukraine before or after the July 25 phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky, and that he was never asked to coordinate or encourage investigations.
Barr’s DOJ did investigate in September the possibility that other nations, including Ukraine, may have attempted to influence the 2016 election.
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