Warren calls for Barr to resign

Warren calls for Barr to resign
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Mark Mellman: The most important moment in history? Katie Pavlich: The Democrats' desperate do-overs MORE (D-Mass.) said on Wednesday that Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrArizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema Democrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' Feehery: Impeachment fever bad for Democratic governing vision MORE should resign over his handling of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE’s report. 

“AG Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he's not a credible head of federal law enforcement. He should resign,” Warren, who is seeking her party’s presidential nomination, said in a tweet.


Warren’s calls for Barr to resign came as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his handling of the report on Mueller’s investigation on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.  

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff says Trump intel chief won't comply with subpoena over whistleblower Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' MORE (D-Calif.) and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, also a Democratic 2020 White House hopeful, have also called for Barr to step down.

The attorney general is facing fierce political blowback over a letter, which was first reported on Tuesday evening by The Washington Post, that Mueller sent Barr saying his March 24 memo did not "capture the context, nature, and substance" of his findings on Russia's election interference and the Trump campaign.  

"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 in the letter, according to the Post.

Though a Department of Justice spokesperson said Mueller told Barr that nothing in his memo was “inaccurate or misleading,” Democrats have seized on Mueller’s letter as an example of Barr misrepresenting the contents of Mueller’s report. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE (D-N.Y.) blasted Barr from the Senate floor as “awful” at this job. 

Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenProgressive tax-the-rich push gains momentum Senators pressure Trump to help end humanitarian crisis in Kashmir Democratic candidates are building momentum for a National Climate Bank MORE (D-Md.) also demanded on Tuesday night that Barr resign. 

“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 TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE,” Van Hollen tweeted. “His four page letter totally misled Congress and the public. He should resign immediately.”