Judiciary Republican: Nadler 'only person trying to spin' Mueller report

Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsProsecutor appointed by Barr poised to enter Washington firestorm The CASE Act is an opportunity for creators to have rights and remedies GOP lawmaker: Mueller should 'come to Congress' MORE (R-Ga.), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, blasted the panel’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerDemocrats are running out of stunts to pull from impeachment playbook Trump asks if Nadler will look into Clinton's 'deleted and acid washed' emails Trump tweets conservative commentator's criticism of FBI director MORE (D-N.Y.), over his criticism of the rollout for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE’s report. 

Nadler and other top Democrats have excoriated Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Barr says he's working to protect presidency, not Trump Press: Justin Amash breaks ranks with party MORE over his intention to hold a 9:30 a.m. press conference, saying he hopes to spin the report before Congress will receive a redacted version of Mueller’s final conclusions between 11 a.m. and noon Thursday. 


“The only person trying to spin the report is @RepJerryNadler," Collins tweeted Wednesday. "The AG has done nothing unilaterally. After partnering with [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein to share principal conclusions, Barr is releasing the report voluntarily, working with Mueller’s team step by step."

“Confused about why the chairman of the committee with jurisdiction over constitutional rights thinks the First Amendment doesn’t apply to Bill Barr?” he asked in a second tweet.

Nadler was critical of the Department of Justice over a report that it had discussed the details of Mueller’s final report into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice with White House lawyers. He also slammed Barr for the scheduling of the press conference, saying the handling is "wrong."

“I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH is being briefed on the Mueller report AHEAD of its release. Now, DOJ is informing us we will not receive the report until around 11/12 tomorrow afternoon — AFTER Barr’s press conference. This is wrong. #ReleaseTheReport,” he tweeted Wednesday. 

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer wants investigation into Chinese-designed New York subway cars Getting serious about infrastructure Schumer calls on McConnell to hold vote on Equality Act MORE (D-N.Y.) Thursday morning called on Mueller to testify publicly before both chambers of Congress following Barr’s “regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report” and “indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning.”