Mostly, I think it was a big nothing burger. People on the left (and anti-Trumpers) praised the awesomeness of Dem congresscritters who "let Barr have it" (paraphrasing). People on the right praised Barr's awesomeness in handling the stupidity of those same Dem congresscritters. I can allow a bit of both, though for the life of me I can't grok the praise I saw for Hank Johnson. That guy is clueless. And a good chunk of the questioning--from both sides--was no such thing, it was just naked posturing.
I think there's a good chance that Barr perjured himself when he claimed he wasn't aware of Trump's tweet praising Roger Stone for not testifying against him. That same tweet was not only mentioned in the Mueller report, but it was redacted by Barr's own Justice Department. I dunno how anyone could think Barr is believable here when he says he's never heard about this before. Of course, Barr probably knows perfectly well he can lie about it without facing any consequences.
Lol. Even the government is starting to revolve wholly around twitter.
Well, whose fault is that, exactly?
Anyway, Barr was pretty clearly trying to act like he's above all that, like he doesn't pay attention to Trump's tweets and doesn't much care. Which normally, I'd say would be a good thing, if it were really true. But then again, reading the Mueller report and making decisions about what to redact was kind of part of his job, no? Or at least I thought that was part of his job.
Whose fault is it? I don't know. Ours? The people who think social media is the most important aspect of existence?
But I don't mean to defend Barr, specifically. Again, I thought the whole thing was a big nothing burger. I don't think there were any significant "gotcha" moments at all, with respect to Barr or anyone else.
Fair enough. Just kind of reminds me of some of the arguments over Clinton/Lewinsky. "It was no big deal", etc. Well, sure, but if it's no big deal, then no need to lie about it, right? People often try to have it both ways, of course.
Personally though, I felt the whole Roger Stone commutation really reeked, so maybe that colors to some extent how I felt about Barr's answers about it.