Barr Misled the Public – Call for his Resignation

Attorney General William P. Barr summarized the Mueller report as finding no collusion and being undecided on obstruction of justice – a summary that Mueller says “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the report, according to a letter released by the Washington Post. Yesterday, Barr testified before congress and expressed no regrets about his handling of the report or his decision not to prosecute Trump for obstruction. He has refused to testify before the House today, and refused to comply with the House's subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report.

It is clear that he summarized the Mueller report to protect Trump by casting him in the best possible light, casting a shadow on the damning evidence detailed in the report. We can’t have an Attorney General who uses his position to protect Trump. Barr must resign, and failing that, he must be charge with contempt for refusing the subpoena. Many senators and house reps have already called for his resignation; ask your reps to do the same!

ACTION: Call for Barr’s Resignation

Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal--DC 202-225-3106; Seattle 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith--DC 202-225-8901; Renton 425-793-5180

Suggested Script:

“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’m calling to ask that [Representative] call for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation and charge him with contempt for refusing to comply with the House's subpoena. He mischaracterized the Mueller report in his initial summary and misled the public by casting Trump in the best possible light. The Attorney General serves the American people, not the President – Barr is not fit. Thank you.”

Background:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Attorney-General-William-Barr-should-13811727.php

https://www.axios.com/democrats-call-attorney-general-william-barrs-resignation-0120cc5c-7d01-49bb-b55e-4d54af35f41c.html

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/01/barr-testimony-house-democrats-1296377