Attorney General William Barr is facing questions from Congress for the first time today since delivering the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian interference in the election that put him in office.
The end of that investigation put the new attorney general in the center of a political crossfire between Democrats who have been skeptical of his handling of the inquiry and Republicans eager to either move on or investigate the special counsel investigation.
Barr said in prepared remarks ahead of the hearing that the Justice Department’s role in that investigation was confined to deciding whether anyone should face criminal charges and that its “work on this matter is at its end.”
“From here on, the exercise of responding and reacting to the report is a matter for the American people and the political process,” Barr said in the prepared testimony. https://bit.ly/2PFw8sn
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