Judiciary Chair Slams Barr For ‘Media Campaign’ To Shield Trump
Reprinted with permission from Alternet.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) held a press conference late Wednesday night to denounce Attorney General Bill Barr’s political gamesmanship around the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
On Wednesday afternoon, frustration with Barr grew to a boil when it was reported that the White House had been briefed on the report. The Justice Department also revealed that it would be holding a press conference on the report before it is even publicly released — giving Barr the opportunity to put his and the president’s spin on it before journalists can read the nearly 400-page document.
Asked if he would call Mueller to testify before Congress, Nadler suggested that it was a strong possibility. He said he may even call additional members of Mueller’s team to testify.
Watch Nadler’s remarks below:
“This is wrong, this is not the proper role for the Attorney General.
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