House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday blasted Attorney General William Barr for allowing President Donald Trump’s personal legal team the opportunity to review special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report before its public release.
But Pelosi’s pearl clutching was marred with hypocrisy after video surfaced showing that Pelosi once advocated for the exact opposite position — when it would have benefited a Democrat. . .
After Barr confirmed during his press conference on Thursday that Trump’s personal attorneys reviewed a redacted version of the report prior to its public release, Pelosi alleged Barr had “confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport.”
AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress. https://t.co/waoGzLntlt
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 18, 2019
As NTK pointed out, Pelosi said in 1998 that then-President Bill Clinton had the right to review the Ken Starr report, which detailed Clinton’s sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky.
During debate over a bill that called for the immediate public release of the report, Pelosi told then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich that Clinton had a right to read the report before Congress — let alone the public. (Read more from “Newly Resurfaced Video Highlights Nancy Pelosi’s Glaring Hypocrisy on the Mueller Report” HERE)