Pelosi calls Barr's letter 'condescending'

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiClash looms over next coronavirus relief bill Trump's WHO decision raises bipartisan concerns in House Five takeaways from PPP loan data MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday called Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 FBI Director Wray warns of Chinese hacking, espionage threats against American companies Executing four white men won't erase death penalty racism MORE's letter summarizing 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 report "condescending."

Pelosi, speaking at her weekly news conference, also called on Barr to release the full report, adding that "we can draw our own conclusions."

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“I have said and I’ll say again, no thank you, Mr. Attorney General. We do not need your interpretation. Show us the report and we can draw our own conclusions. We don’t need you interpreting for us," she said.

"It was condescending. It was arrogant," Pelosi continued. "And it wasn’t the right thing to do. The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a judgment about it.”

Barr said in a four-page letter to lawmakers Sunday that Mueller, who investigated Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, did not find sufficient evidence to prove coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Barr also wrote that Mueller did not come to a conclusion on whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE obstructed justice, though Barr added that Mueller's report also did not exonerate the president.

Barr's letter to Congress summarized the Mueller report's findings, which reportedly exceed 300 pages in length. Democrats have called on Barr to make the full report public, while Trump and his allies have seized on the report's findings of no coordination or conspiracy with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election, claiming it exonerates Trump.

Pelosi said Thursday the Trump campaign was "delinquent in their responsibilities" by not going to the FBI when they were contacted by Russians.

“If a foreign government comes to you and says they have information on your opponent … you take that right to the FBI," she said. "So for this report to say there was no acid cooperation, well if they didn’t bring the information to the FBI, they were delinquent in their responsibilities.”

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