Attorney General William Barr held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss the Mueller report before releasing it to the public and Congress.
Barr affirmed once again that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, and in announcing the conclusion, the left wing media hacks and Democratic lawmaker are fuming.
The Attorney General used the DOJ appearance to defend his handling of the report, amid criticism from congressional Democrats. He further rejected the suggestion he’s trying to protect President Trump during the press conference.
After Barr’s conference, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) requested Special Counsel Robert Mueller appear before his committee “as soon as possible” and no later than May 23.
“It is clear Congress and the American people must hear from Special Counsel Robert Mueller in person to better understand his findings. We are now requesting Mueller to appear before @HouseJudiciary as soon as possible,” Nadler tweeted Thursday.
Nadler added, “We cannot take Attorney General Barr’s word for it. We must read the full Mueller report, and the underlying evidence. This is about transparency and ensuring accountability.” (Continued Below)
Nadler also attached an image of the letter he sent to Mueller Thursday, requesting his testimony “as soon as possible—but, in any event, no later than May 23, 2019. I look forward to working with you on a mutually agreeable date,” Nadler wrote to Mueller.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi also tweeted: “AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress.” (Continued Below)
Attorney General William Barr vowed to work with Congress to “accommodate their legitimate oversight interests with respect to the Special Counsel’s investigation.”
Official statements from Rep. Nadler and Speaker Pelosi:
We cannot take Attorney General Barr's word for it. We must read the full Mueller report, and the underlying evidence. This is about transparency and ensuring accountability. https://t.co/eNDgQKJHa8
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) April 18, 2019
AG Barr has confirmed the staggering partisan effort by the Trump Admin to spin public’s view of the #MuellerReport – complete with acknowledgment that the Trump team received a sneak preview. It’s more urgent than ever that Special Counsel Mueller testify before Congress. https://t.co/waoGzLntlt
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) April 18, 2019