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

Judiciary Republican: Nadler 'only person trying to spin' Mueller report
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Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Trump praises GOP unity in opposing resolution condemning tweets House votes to condemn Trump for 'racist comments' MORE (R-Ga.), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, blasted the panel’s chairman, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify House Democrats request briefing on Epstein, Acosta Nadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' at hearing MORE (D-N.Y.), over his criticism of the rollout for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s report. 

Nadler and other top Democrats have excoriated Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHouse gears up for Mueller testimony History in the House: Congress weathers unprecedented week Court filings show Trump, Cohen contacts amid hush money payments 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. 

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“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 PelosiDHS chief to Pelosi: Emergency border funding 'has already had an impact' The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Trump faces new hit on deficit MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTop Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties Lawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens Trump administration denies temporary immigrant status to Venezuelans in US 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.”