Barr To Give Senate Testimony About Mueller Report
Attorney General William Barr will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday, May 1st at 10 a.m. about special counsel Robert Mueller’s recently concluded Russia investigation, according to the Washington Examiner.
The committee, chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), listed Barr as a witness for a hearing titled “The Department of Justice’s Investigation of Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Barr released a redacted version of the long-anticipated 450-page Mueller report on Thursday, which cleared President Trump of coordinating with Russia during the 2016 US election, yet left open the question of whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that Trump did not.
The attorney general was criticized last week for holding a news conference before the release of Mueller’s report. Barr defended Trump’s actions during the investigation, saying the president was “frustrated and angered by a sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents and fueled by illegal leaks” to the media. –Washington Examiner
Earlier this month, Barr testified in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, where he said that the Obama campaign ‘spied’ on Donald Trump during the 2016 US election.