Pelosi, Schumer: AG William Barr Is Not a ‘Neutral Observer’ of Mueller Report

Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a statement Sunday slamming Attorney General William Barr for his “public record of bias” against Robert Mueller’s investigation, arguing that Barr is the wrong person to decide if President Trump tried to obstruct justice. The statement comes just hours after Barr released a memo on Mueller’s report, in which he stated that there’s “not sufficient” evidence to charge the president with obstructing investigations into his dealings. “Attorney General Barr’s letter raises as many questions as it answers,” the pair wrote, urging that the full report be made public “without any further delay.” “Given Mr. Barr’s public record of bias against the Special Counsel’s inquiry, he is not a neutral observer and is not in a position to make objective determinations about the report,” Pelosi and Schumer wrote. The pair also tore into Trump for saying the report completely exonerated him, noting that his claim “directly contradicts the words of Mr. Mueller and is not to be taken with any degree of credibility.”