Top Democrats call for Mueller to testify over his report

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi FILE PHOTO © Reuters/HK/LP / Free

Unhappy with the way the White House is rolling out the redacted version of Special Counsel’s report to the public, leaders of the democratic party want Robert Mueller to testify before Congress.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued their statement ahead of the planned press conference by Attorney General William Barr and the publication of the redacted report on the probe into alleged collusion between Donald Trump presidential election campaign and Russia.

The probe that lasted for  almost two years came to the conclusion that there were no collusion delivering a severe blow to the so-called Russiagate propelled by the president’s opponents.

The democrats were unhappy with the summary of the report delivered by Barr in the end of March. They criticized the decision to roll out the 400-page report and hold a press conference before  as an attempt to control the narrative. The Department of Justice usually holds a media conference before releasing the results of major investigations. But this time  several House Democratic committee chairs demanded that Barr cancel the “unnecessary and inappropriate” presser planned for  9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

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