Elizabeth Warren calls on Attorney General William Barr to resign over his 'efforts to suppress the Mueller report'

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, called on Attorney General William Barr to resign on Wednesday over his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
  • “AG Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he’s not a credible head of federal law enforcement,” Warren tweeted.
  • This comes as multiple top Democrats called on Barr to resign after The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that Mueller wrote a letter to Barr on March 27 in which he objected to Barr’s characterization of the Russia investigation report findings.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate, called on Attorney General William Barr to resign on Wednesday over his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

“AG Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he’s not a credible head of federal law enforcement,” Warren tweeted on Wednesday. “He should resign-and based on the actual facts in the Mueller report, Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the President.”

Warren’s tweet came in the midst of Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which he defended his handling of the special counsel report.


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And the statement comes after multiple congressional Democrats called on Barr to resign in light of The Washington Post’s report on Tuesday night that Mueller wrote a letter to Barr on March 27 in which the special counsel objected to Barr’s characterization of the Russia investigation report findings.

Mueller wrote that Barr’s conclusions, which the Justice Department made public weeks before the release of a redacted version of the report, “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”

“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” Mueller wrote in the letter. “This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”


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Warren is the fourth 2020 candidate to call on Barr to resign, after former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro‏ on Tuesday night, Rep. Eric Swalwell last week, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg earlier last month.

“Attorney General Barr wilfully misled the American people to cover up attempted crimes by Donald Trump,” Castro tweeted on Tuesday night. “He should resign his position or face an impeachment inquiry immediately.”

David Choi contributed to this report.

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