Nancy Pelosi: I Don’t Trust The Attorney General of The United States
Many Democrats still haven't read the less-redacted Mueller report
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said she does not trust Attorney General William Barr, adding she is “afraid.”
Despite the Department of Justice agreeing to grant lawmakers access to the former special counsel’s concluded report in May, many Democrats still haven't read the less-redacted report.
Barr offered Pelosi the less-redacted report in April, but she refused to read it, according to Politico.
Speaking at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast, the House speaker said:
“I don’t know if this is news or it was news last week, but we will be having access to [a] less-redacted version of the Mueller report.
"I had said originally unless the whole country can see what they show us. We shouldn’t see it."
“But I have. When we had the offer of this less redacted for many more people than just the leadership, I accepted that because I’m afraid."
"I really don’t trust the attorney general of the United States, and I’m afraid,” Pelosi continued.
Pelosi's remarks come as she announced that others are preparing to read the less-redacted version of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, months after it was released.
Mueller revealed in his report that he had found no collusion between Russia and the campaign, adding he would be “formally closing the special counsel’s office” and “resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.”
Mueller added that “there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy,” and the report would act as his testimony if Congress used a subpoena for him to testify.
Congress will now find it much harder to get Muller to testify as a private citizen.
After Barr addressed the media, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said he wanted Mueller to testify before the committee as soon as possible.
Nadler sent the requests to 81 groups, organizations, and people, looking for violations of the constitution by Trump.
The Democrat said that the requests for documents are to “begin investigations, to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, about corruption and abuse of power.”
Last month, Trump took aim at senior Democrats calling for an end to the Dems' "phony investigations."
The Rose Garden presser came shortly after a White House meeting on infrastructure with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other establishment Democrats, was cut short by President Trump.
“I came here for a meeting with Democrats, not thinking that they wanted to do infrastructure or anything else other than investigate,” Trump opened his remarks.
“Nancy Pelosi, just before our meeting, made a statement that we believe that the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.”