Trump urges people to tune in to Fox News for Barr press conference

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE on Thursday urged his nearly 60 million Twitter followers to watch Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Schiff: Impeachment proceedings could be 'tool' to get information, evidence Trump fires back at 'loser' GOP lawmaker who said he'd engaged in 'impeachable conduct' MORE's press conference on Fox News or conservative outlet One America News Network. 

Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 am ET on the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s full report. The report will be turned over to lawmakers more than an hour after the start of the press conference.  

The president is known to be a fan of Fox News, often promoting certain shows or praising hosts on their ratings.

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He has generally refrained from mentioning One America News Network (OANN) until recently. The right-leaning outlet last month called Trump out for not mentioning the network in a list of his supporters in the media during a rally. 

“President Trump recently gave a speech, thanking his supporters in the media. Not a single mention of One America News -- one of his GREATEST supporters...@OANN calls bullshit...” the network tweeted.

Trump has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business more than 40 times since taking office in Jan. 2017, but has not appeared on OANN, which is based in San Diego with bureaus in Washington D.C. and New York.  

Ahead of Barr’s press conference, Trump also send out several tweets about a lawsuit by the conservative activist group Judicial Watch on what the president called "the truth about the FBI collusion with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam Warren policy ideas show signs of paying off MORE" and the Democratic National Committee "spy" Christopher Steele. 

The highly anticipated release of the Mueller report caps a nearly two-year investigation process that the president has repeatedly criticized as a “witch hunt” and “presidential harassment,” as he also tweeted Thursday morning.