Harris: Barr Press Conference Proves Mueller Must Testify

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 18, 2019— U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), a member of the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, released a statement Thursday responding to Attorney General William Barr’s press conference this morning:

“The Attorney General’s press conference today should concern us all, filled with political spin and propaganda. He acted more like the president’s defense attorney than our nation’s Attorney General.

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“Congress must receive this report in full along with all underlying investigative materials. As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I know a selectively redacted version of the report is not sufficient for Congress to fulfill its responsibility to conduct meaningful oversight over this investigation and decisions made by Trump administration officials surrounding its conclusion.

“Barr’s actions have made it impossible for the American people to have faith that the Justice Department’s handling of this process was anything but partisan. Americans deserve the unvarnished truth. We need Special Counsel Mueller to testify in Congress before the public can even begin to trust this process or have confidence in the rule of law.”