Van Hollen calls for Barr to resign

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenOvernight Energy: USDA expected to lose two-thirds of research staff in move west | EPA hails Trump's work on reducing air pollution | Agency eyes reducing inspections of nuclear reactors USDA expected to lose two-thirds of research staff in move to Kansas City Lawmakers pay tribute to late Justice Stevens MORE (D-Md.) on Tuesday evening called on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrDemocratic lawmaker calls asylum, refugee programs 'crown jewel' of immigration system Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony Cummings asks prosecutors about decision not to charge Trump in hush money probe MORE to resign over reports that 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 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 TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE,” Van Hollen tweeted. “His four page letter totally misled Congress and the public. He should resign immediately.”

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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 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.) 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."