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WILLIAM BARR ALL NOW AT THE CENTER OF THE IMPEACHMENT AT THE CENTER OF THE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION. HERE’S NBC’S PETER INVESTIGATION. HERE’S NBC’S PETER ALEXANDER. HERE’S NBC’S PETER ALEXANDER.>>Reporter: MIKE ALEXANDER.>>Reporter: MIKE POMPEO TONIGHT>>Reporter: MIKE POMPEO TONIGHT IGNORING QUESTIONS IN POMPEO TONIGHT IGNORING QUESTIONS IN ITALY. IGNORING QUESTIONS IN ITALY.>>DO YOU HAVE ANY ITALY.>>DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENT ON REPORTS>>DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENT ON REPORTS YOU’RE ON THE JULY COMMENT ON REPORTS YOU’RE ON THE JULY 25th CALL WITH YOU’RE ON THE JULY 25th CALL WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY? 25th CALL WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY?>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT ZELENSKY?>>Reporter: THE SECRETARY OF STATE NOW>>Reporter: THE SECRETARY OF STATE NOW CAUGHT UP IN THE SECRETARY OF STATE NOW CAUGHT UP IN THE IMPEACHMENT. CAUGHT UP IN THE IMPEACHMENT. FIRESTORM, WITH NEW IMPEACHMENT. FIRESTORM, WITH NEW REVELATIONS HE WAS ON FIRESTORM, WITH NEW REVELATIONS HE WAS ON THAT JULY CALL WHERE REVELATIONS HE WAS ON THAT JULY CALL WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THAT JULY CALL WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT TO THE UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN PRESIDENT TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON. INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN AND HIS SON. JUST LAST WEEK, POMPEO AND HIS SON. JUST LAST WEEK, POMPEO DEFLECTED WHEN PRESSED JUST LAST WEEK, POMPEO DEFLECTED WHEN PRESSED WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT DEFLECTED WHEN PRESSED WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT THAT CONVERSATION. WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT THAT CONVERSATION.>>SO YOU JUST GAVE ME THAT CONVERSATION.>>SO YOU JUST GAVE ME A REPORT ABOUT — NONE>>SO YOU JUST GAVE ME A REPORT ABOUT — NONE OF WHICH I’VE SEEN. A REPORT ABOUT — NONE OF WHICH I’VE SEEN.>>Reporter: POMPEO OF WHICH I’VE SEEN.>>Reporter: POMPEO TODAY TRADING>>Reporter: POMPEO TODAY TRADING ACCUSATIONS WITH HOUSE TODAY TRADING ACCUSATIONS WITH HOUSE DEMOCRATS, WHO ACCUSATIONS WITH HOUSE DEMOCRATS, WHO SUBPOENAED HIM FOR DEMOCRATS, WHO SUBPOENAED HIM FOR DOCUMENTS, ACCUSING SUBPOENAED HIM FOR DOCUMENTS, ACCUSING THEM OF TRYING TO DOCUMENTS, ACCUSING THEM OF TRYING TO BULLY FIVE CURRENT AND THEM OF TRYING TO BULLY FIVE CURRENT AND FORMER STATE BULLY FIVE CURRENT AND FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS CALLED TO TESTIFY. DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS CALLED TO TESTIFY. POMPEO VOWING TO CALLED TO TESTIFY. POMPEO VOWING TO PREVENT OR EXPOSE ANY POMPEO VOWING TO PREVENT OR EXPOSE ANY ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT OR EXPOSE ANY ATTEMPTS TO INTIMIDATE. ATTEMPTS TO INTIMIDATE. DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS INTIMIDATE. DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS LATER WARNING HIS DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS LATER WARNING HIS ACTIONS COULD SERVE AS LATER WARNING HIS ACTIONS COULD SERVE AS EVIDENCE OF ACTIONS COULD SERVE AS EVIDENCE OF OBSTRUCTION. EVIDENCE OF OBSTRUCTION. ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE OBSTRUCTION. ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S INNER ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S INNER CIRCLE UNDER GROWING PRESIDENT’S INNER CIRCLE UNDER GROWING SCRUTINY, PERSONAL CIRCLE UNDER GROWING SCRUTINY, PERSONAL LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI, SCRUTINY, PERSONAL LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI, NOW HIRING HIS OWN LAWYER RUDY GIULIANI, NOW HIRING HIS OWN LAWYER AFTER HOUSE NOW HIRING HIS OWN LAWYER AFTER HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMANDED LAWYER AFTER HOUSE DEMOCRATS DEMANDED THAT HE TURN OVER TEXT DEMOCRATS DEMANDED THAT HE TURN OVER TEXT MESSAGES AND PHONE THAT HE TURN OVER TEXT MESSAGES AND PHONE RECORDS. MESSAGES AND PHONE RECORDS. WOULD GIULIANI RECORDS. WOULD GIULIANI TESTIFY? WOULD GIULIANI TESTIFY?>>OH, I DON’T KNOW. TESTIFY?>>OH, I DON’T KNOW. I’M WEIGHING THE>>OH, I DON’T KNOW. I’M WEIGHING THE ALTERNATIVES, KIND OF I’M WEIGHING THE ALTERNATIVES, KIND OF GO THROUGH IT. ALTERNATIVES, KIND OF GO THROUGH IT. I’LL GET ALL MY GO THROUGH IT. I’LL GET ALL MY EVIDENCE TOGETHER. I’LL GET ALL MY EVIDENCE TOGETHER. I’LL GET MY CHARGE. EVIDENCE TOGETHER. I’LL GET MY CHARGE.>>Reporter: THREATEN I’LL GET MY CHARGE.>>Reporter: THREATEN IS ATTORNEY GENERAL>>Reporter: THREATEN IS ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, A SENIOR IS ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, A SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILLIAM BARR, A SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TELLING NBC JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL TELLING NBC NEWS BARR REQUESTED OFFICIAL TELLING NBC NEWS BARR REQUESTED THE PRESIDENT ASK NEWS BARR REQUESTED THE PRESIDENT ASK AUSTRALIA’S PRIME THE PRESIDENT ASK AUSTRALIA’S PRIME MINISTER TO ASSIST A AUSTRALIA’S PRIME MINISTER TO ASSIST A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MINISTER TO ASSIST A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INQUIRY INTO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER INQUIRY INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION. BARR HAS ALREADY INVESTIGATION. BARR HAS ALREADY VISITED AT LEAST TWO BARR HAS ALREADY VISITED AT LEAST TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING VISITED AT LEAST TWO COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UK AND ITALY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE UK AND ITALY SEEKING HELP. THE UK AND ITALY SEEKING HELP.>>BARR SHOULD BE SEEKING HELP.>>BARR SHOULD BE TALKING TO AUSTRALIA.>>BARR SHOULD BE TALKING TO AUSTRALIA. HE SHOULD BE TALKING TALKING TO AUSTRALIA. HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO ITALY. HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO ITALY. HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO ITALY. HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE UK TO FIND OUT HE SHOULD BE TALKING TO THE UK TO FIND OUT IF THEIR INTELLIGENCE TO THE UK TO FIND OUT IF THEIR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES WORKED WITH IF THEIR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES WORKED WITH OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES WORKED WITH OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IMPROPERLY. OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IMPROPERLY.>>YOU HAVE TO APPEAR SERVICES IMPROPERLY.>>YOU HAVE TO APPEAR TO BE NEUTRAL WHEN YOU>>YOU HAVE TO APPEAR TO BE NEUTRAL WHEN YOU ARE THE ATTORNEY TO BE NEUTRAL WHEN YOU ARE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED ARE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, AND I FEAR GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, AND I FEAR THAT HE HAS CROSSED STATES, AND I FEAR THAT HE HAS CROSSED THE POLITICAL LINE. THAT HE HAS CROSSED THE POLITICAL LINE.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE POLITICAL LINE.>>Reporter: DESPITE MIKE POMPEO’S>>Reporter: DESPITE MIKE POMPEO’S PUSHBACK, THE FORMER MIKE POMPEO’S PUSHBACK, THE FORMER ENVOY TO UKRAINE HAS PUSHBACK, THE FORMER ENVOY TO UKRAINE HAS AGREED TO TESTIFY THIS ENVOY TO UKRAINE HAS AGREED TO TESTIFY THIS WEEK. AGREED TO TESTIFY THIS WEEK. AND LATE TONIGHT, WE WEEK. AND LATE TONIGHT, WE HAVE LEARNED THE STATE AND LATE TONIGHT, WE HAVE LEARNED THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S INSPECTOR HAVE LEARNED THE STATE DEPARTMENT’S INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS MADE AN DEPARTMENT’S INSPECTOR GENERAL HAS MADE AN URGENT REQUEST TO GENERAL HAS MADE AN URGENT REQUEST TO BRIEF CONGRESSIONAL