This William Barr explanation just doesn’t make much sense

BARR: On Monday, [interim U.S. attorney Timothy Shea] came by to briefly chat with me and say that the team very much wanted to recommend the seven-to-nine year to the judge. And — but he thought that there was a way of satisfying everybody and providing more flexibility.

And there was a brief discussion of that. I was under the impression that what was going to happen was very much what I had suggested, which is deferring to the judge and then pointing out the various factors and circumstances.

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