Barr to appear on Fox News from El Salvador on Friday

Barr to appear on Fox News from El Salvador on Friday
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Fox News announced Thursday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE will be interviewed on the network Friday morning from El Salvador.

The televised interview will be Barr’s first since the release of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's report on his investigation into Russia's election meddling in April and Barr's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month.

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The sit-down with the attorney general will be conducted by "America's Newsroom" anchor Bill Hemmer, Fox News said.

"During the interview, Hemmer will speak with AG Barr about the Mueller Report and his testimony before the Senate, as well as his plans in El Salvador," the network said in a statement. Hemmer is a former CNN anchor who joined Fox News in 2005.

Barr traveled to El Salvador on Wednesday to talk about Department of Justice (DOJ) strategy regarding illegal narcotics, the MS-13 gang, illegal immigration and human trafficking, the department said.

The attorney general is meeting with DOJ personnel and officials from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala amid a growing crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Barr is also visiting the International Law Enforcement Academy while taking part in the Third Ministerial of the Northern Triangle Attorneys General in an effort to strengthen the U.S. working relationship with international law enforcement, officials said.

“International cooperation is the key to countering the scourge of MS-13 and other vicious transnational criminal organizations,” Barr said in the statement.

“In order to incapacitate MS-13 and similar groups, we will use all lawful tools within and outside our borders to make sure these criminals face justice. This trip is an important step in furthering this Administration priority.”