Nadler: Barr Will Be Called to Testify Before Congress on Mueller’s Obstruction of Justice Probe

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted Sunday that the committee will call on Attorney General William Barr to testify before Congress and defend his conclusion that there’s “not sufficient” evidence Trump acted to obstruct justice. In the letter Barr submitted to congressional leaders Sunday outlining Mueller’s report, he wrote that the special counsel found “evidence on both sides” of the question of obstruction of justice, and did not make “a traditional prosecutorial judgement.” Barr added that when he and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein reviewed the full report, the pair concluded that the evidence is “not sufficient” to establish that a crime was committed. Nadler slammed that decision in a series of tweets, writing that “Special Counsel Mueller worked for 22 months to determine the extent to which President Trump obstructed justice. Attorney General Barr took 2 days to tell the American people that while the President is not exonerated, there will be no action by DOJ.”