Democrats Dispute Barr’s Evaluation, Seek Mueller Testimony

VOA News File: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pose for photographers after speaking on Capitol Hill in response President Donald Trump’s prime-time address on border security, in Washington, Jan. 8, 2019.

The Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say the conclusions drawn by U.S. Attorney General William Barr about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report undercut the findings of the report itself.

Schumer and Pelosi released a statement Thursday saying “the differences are stark between what Attorney General Barr said on obstruction and what special counsel Mueller said on obstruction.

“As we continue to review the report,” they continued, “one thing is clear: Attorney General Barr presented a conclusion that the president did not obstruct justice while Mueller’s report appears to undercut that finding.”

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