East Bay Congresswoman calling on special counsel to testify after Mueller report release

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee stopped by the KRON4 studios Friday and spoke about the release of the Mueller Report.

Congresswoman Lee is calling on the special counsel to testify before Congress on Russia’s meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign.

She also called on Attorney General Bill Barr, who released a redacted version of the report last week, to resign.

“He’s been acting at the president’s personal attorney. He has been stonewalling this investigation,” the congresswoman said. “He’s been manipulating the facts and he is acting in a very unprofessional manner.”

Lee says Barr needs to start working for the citizens and reiterates that the Department of Justice is separate from the White House.

“This is the Department of Justice, this is the attorney general,” she said. “Upholding the rule of law, upholding our system of checks and balances, the Department of Justice is a separate entity from the White House. It’s a separate branch of government, and these lines have been too blurred by Attorney General Barr, so he should resign.”

Congresswoman Lee went on to say, she believes that congressional investigations into President Trump should continue.

She says, congress has a constitutional duty to uphold the law, and that includes impeachment when necessary.

Earlier this week, House Speaker and Bay Area congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said, there are no plans to immediately open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, but that Democrats will continue to investigate his actions.

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