4/18, 5:42 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dems urge AG Barr to cancel press conference

Heads of United States House committees called on Attorney General William Barr (pictured) to cancel the press conference scheduled ahead of the release of the Russia probe report on Thursday. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the author of the report, stated that neither he nor any of the investigators from his team will attend the conference.

The Democratic lawmakers argued the press conference is "unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it." They also referenced a New York Times article alleging the Department of Justice has recently talked to White House lawyers about the report. "There is no legitimate reason for the Department to brief the White House prior to providing Congress a copy of the report. These new actions by the Attorney General reinforce our concern that he is acting to protect President Trump," the Democrats concluded.

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