House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer call for Robert Mueller’s public testimony after Attorney General William Barr spins the Mueller report to give Donald Trump cover.

Pelosi and Schumer issued a joint statement slamming Barr for his handling of the report, including holding a press conference before anyone, including Congress has had a chance to see the report. The DOJ briefed the White House and not Congress, giving Trump an opportunity to spin the findings.

“Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press conference later this morning — hours before he allows the public or Congress to see it — have resulted in a crisis of confidence in his independence and impartiality.”

“We believe the only way to begin restoring public trust in the handling of the Special Counsel’s investigation is for Special Counsel Mueller himself to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. The American people deserve to hear the truth.”