I read this story in the Washington Post this morning, and I’m not sure why it was high on the website and sounded like yet another abuse of power.
Trump supposedly asked Attorney General Barr to hold a news conference to say that he hadn’t broken any laws during his call with Ukraine President Zelensky. Which appears to be true. Barr didn’t hold the news conference.
Now Trump is saying the story is fiction.
The Washington Post pretends it is just reporting news. Maybe it would make up a story too.
From the Washington Examiner:
President Trump denied reporting yesterday by the Washington Post that he had asked Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to deny any wrongdoing in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In a Thursday morning tweet, Trump chided the newspaper for not sourcing their story. “The degenerate Washington Post MADE UP the story about me asking Bill Barr to hold a news conference,” he said. “Never happened, and there were no sources!”
The story from the Washington Post cited “people familiar with the matter” as the source for their story, saying they knew that Barr had declined a request from the president to hold the press conference.