ABC News reports:
United States Attorney General William Barr says he does not recall a request by the White House to publicly defend President Trump over the July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has become a central focus of the U.S House impeachment inquiry.
Barr was visiting Memphis Wednesday to announce an initiative to reduce gun violence. WMC Action News 5’s Brandon Richard asked the attorney general if Trump had made such a request and if so why the attorney general declined it.
“I don’t remember any such request,” Barr said. “My recollection is that I told the White House that we would do what we would normally do and that is to issue a press statement, which we did and that is not an issue.” It was the first time Barr has spoken publicly about the matter.