JUST IN: Top House Democrat Committee Chairs Demand Bill Barr Cancel His Planned Press Conference on Mueller Report
The Democrats are melting down over Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of the release of the Mueller Report with a scheduled Justice Department press conference at 9:30 AM ET.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) held an emergency presser on Wednesday evening and used his platform to attack Attorney General Bill Barr.
Now House Democrat Chairs are demanding AG Barr cancel his planned presser on Mueller’s report.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Elliot Engel (D-NY) released a joint statement late Wednesday evening calling on Barr to cancel his presser, calling it “unnecessary and inappropriate.”
“The Department of Justice announced today that the Attorney General will hold a press conference tomorrow morning before Congress has even seen Special Counsel Mueller’s report. 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,” the statement said.
The House Democrat Chairs also criticized Bill Barr’s “numerous conversations” with White House lawyers about the report.
“There is no legitimate reason for the Department to brief the White House prior to providing Congress a copy of the report,” the Dems added.
The Dems also accused Bill Barr of protecting President Trump.