A new report suggests President Trump tried to get Attorney General William Barr to clear him in the Ukraine controversy.
“The Washington Post” reports Trump wanted Barr to hold a press conference saying the President's phone call with Ukraine's leader didn't break any laws. The paper cites people familiar with the matter as saying Barr declined to follow through. Trump apparently made the request around the time the White House revealed a transcript of the call.
The president pushed Ukraine's president to investigate Democrats during the July call, which is behind the impeachment investigation into Trump.Since the House has taken up the matter, the Department of Justice is distancing itself from the White House.