Barr says he does not ‘remember’ if Trump asked him to hold press conference on Ukraine call

Attorney General William Barr said he does not recall President Trump asking him to hold a press conference clearing him of any wrongdoing during a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“If you’re talking about press reports that he asked me to have a news conference, the fact is, I don’t remember any such request,” Barr said at an event in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. “In fact, my recollection is that I told the White House that we would do what we would normally do, and that is issue a press statement, which we did, and that was not an issue.”

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