Democrats outraged! AG Barr will hold a press conference before the Mueller report is released (Update)

Attorney General Barr will hold a press conference tomorrow morning shortly before the release of the redacted Mueller report. Democrats and the media are not happy about this turn of event and are lashing out at Barr. From CNN:


The Justice Department said Barr’s press conference will be held at the department at 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, and President Donald Trump on Wednesday floated the possibility that he too would hold a press conference after Barr. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in May 2017, will be in attendance as well.

The details taken together show, in part, how the Trump administration will set the stage for the release of the redacted version of the report, nearly a month after the conclusion of the special counsel investigation.

The spokesperson for Mueller’s office said the special counsel and members of his prosecutorial team would not be in attendance at Barr’s press conference. Peter Carr, the spokesman, will be there, Carr said.

Democrats and media figures are once again arguing that this is an outrage. Chuck Schumer called it “pre-damage control” and said Barr was acting “like a Trump campaign spokesman.”


Nancy Pelosi is outraged that the White House has been briefed in advance:

And Rep. Elijah Cummings said Barr was “debasing the rule of law.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler was also upset about the Barr press conference:


Adam Schiff is on the “spin” bandwagon:

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said the “so-called Attorney General” should keep his mouth shut:

Curiously, many in the media are saying the same exact thing. The NY Times’ Maggie Haberman says this is going to be “spin”:

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called it “a farce.”


Mother Jones reporter David Corn promoted a #BoycottBarr hashtag (with a question mark) and claimed in the same tweet he wasn’t recommending a boycott just suggesting a “thought exercise.”

I have to give Gabriel Malor credit for his reaction to this one:

Glenn Kessler, the fact-checker for the Washington Post didn’t call for a boycott but did call it “spin”:

How do we know it’s spin before we hear what Barr is actually going to say?


There’s more but you get the picture. This is a full court press by the Democrats and their media allies to trash the Attorney General and get people to ignore or even boycott his statement tomorrow. It seems Democrats are still not prepared for the Mueller investigation to end.

Update: Rep. Ted Lieu is singing from the same hymnal.

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