In the dispute over the handling of the findings from the Russian affair, it has come again to a confrontation with US Attorney General William Barr. The Democrat Nancy Pelosi accuses him of lied to Parliament. "He has violated the honor of the office he wears," said the House of Representatives. "The US Attorney General does not tell the truth before the congress, it's a crime."
Pelosi referred to her hearing on Barr's hearing the previous day before the Senate Judiciary Committee. There he had commented on questions about dealing with the report of the Russia special investigator Robert Mueller position. Several Democratic parliamentarians demanded after the appearance of the resignation of the Minister of Justice.
Barr also defended himself against the presentation, Mueller himself accused him in a letter a distorted interpretation of the investigation results. Barr resumed US president Donald Trump in protection.
Pelosi criticized that Barr had not only made the loyalty to Trump about the requirements of his office, but also the loyalty to special interests. She referred to the US arms lobby and the oil and gas industry.
In front of the House of Representatives, which is dominated by Democrats, Barr has refused a survey on the Mueller report. There he should be questioned in the Judiciary Committee on his handling of the report. However, he did not agree with the procedure of the hearing, said a spokeswoman for his ministry. According to the Democrats, Barr should not only be questioned by members of parliament, but also by their legal advisers.
US Democrat Jerrold Nadler accused Barr of wanting to "wall". The Minister of Justice
try to 'blackmail' the panel by setting the conditions for the
Hearing dictate. Barr refuses to say so because he is simply scared
have. Let's hope he thinks over his decision. If necessary, the hearing will take place without Barr.
Background of the FBI investigation was the alleged interference of Moscow in the US presidential election campaign in 2016. Mueller had investigated for almost two years, whether Trump's campaign team made collusion with representatives of Russia and whether the US President obstructed the judicial investigations.