Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenSchumer calls for briefing on 2020 election security after Mueller report Dems accuse White House of caving to Trump’s ‘ego’ on Russian meddling Two dozen Dem senators urge Trump to extend nuclear treaty with Russia MORE (D-Md.) on Tuesday evening called on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrSchiff: House panel to recommend DOJ open investigation into Erik Prince testimony The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden’s bid gets under Trump’s skin Trump sees low risk from Mueller attacks MORE to resign over reports that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE expressed frustration to Barr over his description of Mueller’s findings.
“For anyone out there who still doubted it, Mueller’s letter shows that Attorney General Barr has always been the chief propagandist for President TrumpDonald John TrumpOnly one way with Huawei — don’t let it control 5G Japan’s emperor is first to abdicate throne in two centuries Air Force secretary warns against European military force MORE,” Van Hollen tweeted. “His four page letter totally misled Congress and the public. He should resign immediately.”
For anyone out there who still doubted it, Mueller’s letter shows that Attorney General Barr has always been the chief propagandist for President Trump. His four page letter totally misled Congress and the public. He should resign immediately. https://t.co/DWZ2RMoVEq
— Chris Van Hollen (@ChrisVanHollen) May 1, 2019
According to The Washington Post, Mueller wrote in a letter to Barr that the attorney general’s four-page summary, which said Mueller found no evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia and could not reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice, did not fully capture “the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”
“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations,” Mueller wrote, according to the Post.
During Barr’s April 10 Senate testimony, Van Hollen asked Barr whether Mueller supported his conclusions. “I don’t know whether Bob Mueller supported my conclusion,” Barr replied.
Sen. Chris Van Hollen: “Did Bob Mueller support your conclusion?”
Attorney General William Barr: “I don’t know whether Bob Mueller supported my conclusion” https://t.co/iGzcVqdti6 pic.twitter.com/trHEkabenA
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 10, 2019
Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer jokes NY Times erred in crossword clue: ‘Chuck’ has ‘five letters!’ MJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid Hillicon Valley: House Dems subpoena full Mueller report | DOJ pushes back at ‘premature’ subpoena | Dems reject offer to view report with fewer redactions | Trump camp runs Facebook ads about Mueller report | Uber gets B for self-driving cars MORE (D-N.Y.) responded to the report by calling on Barr to bring the March 27 letter from Mueller to a Senate hearing Wednesday. “In light of Mueller’s letter, the misleading nature of Barr’s 4/10 testimony & 4/18 press conference is even more glaring,” Schumer tweeted. “Barr must bring the letter with him when he testifies in the Senate tomorrow.”