Top Democrats in the House are fuming as Attorney General William Barr is set to host a press conference concerning the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer don’t want Barr explaining to the American public what they will see in the 400-page report. The Democrats don’t want Barr giving any further indication that the report exonerates or vindicates President Trump before they are given a chance to see the final report.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., said Mueller himself must testify because Attorney General William Barr has handled the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by Donald Trump’s campaign in a partisan manner.
Barr is scheduled to hold a Thursday morning news conference about the Mueller report, which he plans to release later in the day. Democrats have called on Barr to cancel the press conference because he is holding it before the public and members of Congress have had a chance to read the report.
Pelosi and Schumer called the Thursday morning Barr presser an “indefensible plan to spin the report” and said the only way to restore trust to the American public is to have “Mueller himself provide public testimony… as soon as possible.”
“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,” Schumer and Pelosi said via the Washington Examiner.
They added: “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. The American people deserve to hear the truth.”
BizPac Review reports senior Democrats are desperate to avoid any further losses as their near-two year investigation into Trump resulted in no charges brought against the president, his family, or any members of his administration.
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For two years Democrats and their media allies bandied about the Russian collusion delusion conspiracy theory. But with that conspiracy finally debunked, the conspiracy loving far-left has, it would appear, chosen to seize upon a new and arguably dumber conspiracy theory.
The new conspiracy theory posits that Attorney General Bill Barr’s decision to hold a press conference prior to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday afternoon is, in reality, part of a clandestine operation to fool the American people, or something.
“This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it,” a slew of congressional Democrat leaders announced in a joint press release Wednesday, demanding that Barr cancel.
According to the report, the congressional Democrats included Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel.
Nadler went on to host a press conference of his own where he claim: “Rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, the attorney general has taken unprecedented steps to spin Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation.”
He continued: “The Attorney General appears to be waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump, the very subject of the investigation at the heart of the Mueller report.”
“I assume we’ll probably find it useful to ask Mueller to testify and I assume members of his team to testify, but we’ll have to make those decisions after reading what we get, as inadequate as that may be,” Nadler added.