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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE on Thursday urged his nearly 60 million Twitter followers to watch Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report Davis: 72 hours cementing the real choice for November Black Lives Matter, protesters sue Trump admin over aggressive crowd clearing 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 ClintonMark Cuban says he's decided not to run for president Trump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Poll: Biden leads Trump, Cunningham neck and neck with Tillis in North Carolina 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.