Attorney General William Barr met privately Wednesday night with Rupert Murdoch, the media giant and known confidant of President Trump, at Murdoch’s home in New York, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
It is unclear what the two discussed, as aides of both men declined to speak with the Times.
The move comes amid House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Trump over his interactions with Ukraine, matters with which Barr played an integral role.
During his now-infamous July 25 phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump asked the Ukrainian president to do him the favor of looking into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading 2020 candidate, as well as Biden’s son, Hunter. Trump told Zelensky to coordinate with Barr and Rudy Giuliani on the effort.
Barr has also contacted multiple foreign governments asking them for assistance with the Justice Department’s probe into the origins of the Russian interference investigation.
The personalities on Fox News, one of Murdoch’s multiple media holdings, include multiple staunch supporters of the president, though he has started to object more to the network’s coverage.
On Thursday, Trump attacked Fox News after its latest poll showed that 51 percent of Americans believe that he should be impeached and removed from office.
From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days. With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019