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Ted Lieu Only Needed One Sentence To Completely Obliterate Bill Barr

As Attorney General of the United States, Bill Barr is the top law enforcement officer in the country, and as such he should be familiar with what constitutes a crime, whether it takes place at the federal or state level.

And yet, when he was interviewed by CNN host Wolf Blitzer this week and asked about dubious claims made by President Donald Trump that there’s massive voter fraud when people cast their ballot via the U.S. mail, he pretended not to know whether or not it’s a crime to vote twice, remarking:

“I don’t know what the law in the particular state says, and when that vote becomes final.”

Who doesn’t know that voting twice is illegal in all 50 states and U.S. territories? Shouldn’t the attorney general know? Of course he should!

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) found Barr’s comments just as absurd as the rest of us, and he decided he’d write the attorney general a letter on the matter.

Turns out Lieu — who served served as a military prosecutor in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps — only needed one sentence to make his point about Barr’s clearly deficient legal knowledge:

Trolling level: Expert.

Others on social media also had some thoughts on the matter:

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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