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Top Dem Says AG Barr Must Testify to Congress Because ‘Mueller Did Not Exonerate the President’

Shortly after Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the Mueller report to Congress, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler announced that he will be calling Barr to testify because “Mueller did not exonerate the President” of obstruction.

Nadler made the announcement in a tweet which read “In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future.”

Barr’s four-page letter to Congress said that Mueller left the determination of obstruction up to Barr and his department, and that he and  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined that there was not sufficient evidence to determine that Trump committed criminal obstruction of justice.

UPDATE 7:11 p.m. EST: In a televised presser, Nadler fired back at Trump’s claim he has been exonerated, pledging to bring Barr before Congress — using his subpoena powers, if necessary.

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