SPONSORED:

Van Hollen calls for Barr to resign

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Senate Democrats call for ramped up Capitol coronavirus testing Democratic senators offer bill to make payroll tax deferral optional for federal workers MORE (D-Md.) on Tuesday evening called on Attorney General William BarrBill BarrNew DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day MORE to resign over reports that 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 expressed frustration to Barr over his description of Mueller’s findings.

“For anyone out there who still doubted it, Mueller’s letter shows that Attorney General Barr has always been the chief propagandist for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE,” Van Hollen tweeted. “His four page letter totally misled Congress and the public. He should resign immediately.”

ADVERTISEMENT

According to The Washington Post, Mueller wrote in a letter to Barr that the attorney general's four-page summary, which said Mueller found no evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia and could not reach a conclusion on obstruction of justice, did not fully capture "the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions."

"There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations," Mueller wrote, according to the Post.

During Barr’s April 10 Senate testimony, Van Hollen asked Barr whether Mueller supported his conclusions. "I don't know whether Bob Mueller supported my conclusion,” Barr replied.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: Moderna to apply for emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccine candidate | Hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge | US more than doubles highest number of monthly COVID-19 cases The five biggest challenges facing President-elect Biden Collins urges voters to turn out in Georgia runoffs MORE (D-N.Y.) responded to the report by calling on Barr to bring the March 27 letter from Mueller to a Senate hearing Wednesday. "In light of Mueller's letter, the misleading nature of Barr’s 4/10 testimony & 4/18 press conference is even more glaring," Schumer tweeted. "Barr must bring the letter with him when he testifies in the Senate tomorrow."