AG Barr Faces Grilling Over Mueller Report
U.S. Attorney General William Barr faced a grilling before a panel of lawmakers Wednesday over his (mis?)handling of the Mueller Report.
ABC News reports the attorney general returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since the release of special counsel Robert Mueller regarding allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Mr. Barr's latest testimony follows reports, from ABC News among others, that Mr. Mueller had expressed frustration to the AG - in the form of a letter, then a phone call - over the public's interpretation of the investigation.
Among other ting, the attorney general said he didn't believe Mr. Mueller intended for his report to be a "roadmap" for Congress to consider impeachment proceedings.
Mr. Barr reportedly got testy when Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked for notes from his conversation with Mr. Mueller: "Why should you have them?"
Much of the response to the testimony runs down the expected party lines: Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) criticized the attorney general's willingness to "brush over" the controversey, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) concluded the Democrats "ain't go nothing."
[Source: ABC News]