The most consequential moment in U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s short career in Washington came by accident.
Crist didn’t expect his questioning of Attorney General William Barr on April 9 would be a breakthrough moment for frustrated Congressional Democrats. He didn’t have any inside knowledge from Special Counsel Robert Mueller nor was he trying to set a trap for Barr to mislead Congress.
What he wanted to know was this: Why were news outlets reporting that members of Mueller’s team were upset with Barr’s four-page summary of their investigation into Russian election influence and obstruction by President Donald Trump?
“It was an innocent question,” Crist recently told the Tampa Bay Times.