Schumer, Pelosi Decry Barr’s Handling of Mueller Report

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement Thursday decrying Attorney General William Barr’s “partisan handling” of the special counsel report debunking any Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election.

“Attorney General [William] Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality,” the statement said.