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Top Dems Blast Barr Ahead of Press Conference, Call on Mueller to Publicly Testify

“Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter... have resulted in a crisis of confidence..."

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2019 @9:27am
Top Dems Blast Barr Ahead of Press Conference, Call on Mueller to Publicly Testify


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are blasting Attorney General William Barr’s handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report as “regrettably partisan,” ahead of Barr’s scheduled 9:30 a.m. press conference on Thursday. The pair also called on Mueller to testify publicly about his investigation.

Special Counsel Mueller concluded last month his nearly two-years-long investigation into whether President Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. Barr plans to release a redacted version of the report to the public on Thursday.

After Mueller submitted his final report to the Department of Justice, Barr released a memo summarizing the findings of the report and sent it to congressional leaders. The memo stated that Muller found no evidence of collusion.

Pelosi and Schumer on Wednesday released a joint statement attacking Barr for being loyal to Trump while calling on Mueller to testify publicly.

“Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement.

“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible,” they continued. “The American people deserve to hear the truth.”

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