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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Roosevelt Room event at the White House May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is requiring drug manufacturers to disclose the li... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Roosevelt Room event at the White House May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is requiring drug manufacturers to disclose the list price of any drug covered by Medicare or Medicaid with a cost of $35 or more per month. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 13, 2022 2:16 p.m.

There was quite a bit of subtle storytelling and repositioning going on through this morning’s testimony. Perhaps especially from Bill Barr. But there was one moment from Barr that struck me as revealing. During his testimony, Barr was describing the run-up to one visit to the White House when it was clear that Trump wasn’t going to acknowledge he had lost. Barr said that it was getting a bit “awkward.” That’s probably an understatement.

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