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

President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE on Thursday urged his nearly 60 million Twitter followers to watch Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Senate Judiciary Democrats demand DOJ turn over Trump obstruction memo Garland strikes down Trump-era asylum decisions 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) 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’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.


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 ClintonVirginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' 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.