ussia hoax perpetuator, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign.
The Congressman tweeted today, “Barr’s answer to @RepCharlieCrist, denying knowledge of Mueller’s concerns over his summary, was deliberately false and misleading. If he were an ordinary citizen, it might be considered perjury. As our top law enforcement official, it’s even worse. He must step down.”
Schiff’s tweet comes after the Washington Post reported last night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to Barr in which he expressed his frustrations with the Attorney General’s summary of the Mueller report.
“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” the letter states, according to the Post. “This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Dept. appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
Democrats seem disinterested in a critical part of the Washington Post report which states that when Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought his memo to Congress was inaccurate, “Mueller said he did not but felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation.”
In a statement to Fox News, DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Mueller did not question the accuracy of Barr’s summary.
“After the Attorney General received Special Counsel Mueller’s letter, he called him to discuss it,” Kupec said. “In a cordial and professional conversation, the Special Counsel emphasized that nothing in the Attorney General’s March 24 letter was inaccurate or misleading. But, he expressed frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage regarding the Special Counsel’s obstruction analysis. They then discussed whether additional context from the report would be helpful and could be quickly released.”
Kupec added: “However, the Attorney General ultimately determined that it would not be productive to release the report in piecemeal fashion. The Attorney General and the Special Counsel agreed to get the full report out with necessary redactions as expeditiously as possible. The next day, the Attorney General sent a letter to Congress reiterating that his March 24 letter was not intended to be a summary of the report, but instead only stated the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions, and volunteered to testify before both Senate and House Judiciary Committees on May 1st and 2nd.”