Brian Williams is nothing if not droll. After the Barr hearings in the Senate broke for lunch, and MSNBC cut back to the studio for analysis, he deadpanned, "Nicolle Wallace has been in a state of agitation." Mild understatement. Anyone who has ever watched Wallace knows she absolutely loses her mind when she has to sit there and watch people representing the government lie, especially under oath. Frankly, not only is her outrage genuine, it's usually entertaining as hell, so generally I'm here for it.
We're also here for the way MSNBC has been covering this hearing, including fact-checking William Barr and the Republicans questioning him in real time. Moreover, they seem to be cutting over Republicans, rather than Democrats to correct the record, as if to say, "Meh. It's not like we're gonna get anything other than bullsh*t from the Republicans anyhow, we may as well talk during THEIR time."
Anyhow, in this particular clip, Wallace takes forceful issue with Barr's outright lies about Trump cooperating with the investigation rather than obstructing it. Barr's lame attempts to split hairs on whether or not "removing" the special counsel from office was the same as "firing" Mueller was just pathetic.
"Why?" is a good question. It would be nice to know the answer, but honestly the more salient and compelling question that needs answering is how we STOP him from lying, and how quickly we can right this train before it does any FURTHER damage. Because we already know the Trump is trying desperately to overpower and neuter the legislative branch, and the DOJ with Barr as its head is doing everything in its power to help him.