Mazie Hirono

Witcover: Mueller letter bursts Barr's pro-Trump balloon

Witcover: Mueller letter bursts Barr's pro-Trump balloon

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's leaked letter taking exception to Attorney General William Barr's vindication of Donald Trump in the Russian meddling investigation has cast a new cloud over the presidency and Mr. Barr himself.

Democratic members of Congress are already demanding that Mr. Barr resign. They argue that he has distorted the work of the Special Counsel's Office in a transparent political rescue operation for the embattled president.

Sen. Mazie Hirono made such a demand in a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday in which she impugned his credibility. That hearing came on the heels of pressure from Democratic House committee chairmen to hear...

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