Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzHotel workers need a lifeline; It's time to pass The Save Hotel Jobs Act Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — Scientists potty train cows to cut pollution Conservation group says it will only endorse Democrats who support .5T spending plan MORE (D-Hawaii) mocked his Republican colleagues on Tuesday amid reports that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE was unhappy with Attorney General William Barr’s interpretation of his investigation into Russia's election interference.
“I’m hearing that several senior republicans in Congress are finally fed up and they are quietly planning to do nothing,” Schatz tweeted Tuesday evening.
I’m hearing that several senior republicans in Congress are finally fed up and they are quietly planning to do nothing.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 30, 2019
Schatz also appeared to call Barr’s summary of the Mueller report “a coverup of the coverup” while criticizing his GOP colleagues who voted to approve Barr and other Trump administration officials.
We now have a coverup of the coverup.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 30, 2019
Every Republican voted for Barr. Almost every Republican voted for DeVos. Every Republican voted for Zinke. The presidential campaign is important and exciting but the battle for the U.S. Senate is absolutely crucial for the future of our country.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) April 30, 2019
Reports surfaced Tuesday night that Mueller voiced frustration to Barr last month, saying Barr's four-page summary to Congress summarizing Mueller's findings lacked context.
Mueller told Barr that his description of the Russia investigation did not "capture the context, nature, and substance" of the special counsel's findings, The Washington Post reported.
Barr delivered his summary of Mueller’s principal conclusions to leaders in Congress two days after receiving the confidential report from Muller.
Democrats took issues with both Barr’s summary of the findings and his press conference before Mueller's redacted 448-page report was made public.
Friends, we really need a democratic Senate.— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) May 1, 2019
A Justice Department spokeswoman told The Hill on Tuesday that the special counsel expressed “frustration” to Barr in late March over the lack of context in the attorney general’s four-page memo.