After hearing about Barr's press conference, Trump said, "maybe I'll do one after that, we'll see."
Attorney General William Barr is set to release a "lightly redacted" version of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Attorney General William Barr "will defend the principles" of the Justice Department, his deputy attorney general wrote ahead of Thursday's release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Former judge Andrew Napolitano also said he believes Attorney General William Barr will redact more than 100 pages of the almost 400-page document.
"Eventually Trump, either as a sitting president or as a private citizen, will find out that he is not above the law and will be held accountable for his duplicity and his aiding and abetting of Russia," Kenneth McCallion told Newsweek.
"It was very clear to me that the attorney general is an appointee of President Trump," House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey said after Attorney General William Barr's testimony before a House panel.
Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers that evidence relating to whether the president obstructed justice "will be identifiable" when he releases a redacted version of the Mueller report next week.
We're talking about "conduct that is deeply unethical, unpatriotic and corrupt," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said.
"I think it's sort of, you know, sowing confusion, and you know, trying to undermine what might come out as soon as next week, the redacted version of the Mueller report," New York Times correspondent Katie Rogers said.
Rudy Giuliani said that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler should "get all the information" from the nearly two-year long investigation.
"The two reports raise incredibly serious questions about the legitimacy of the process of handling this report. That's my view. It's a game-changer," Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor, told Newsweek.
Some of the special counsel's investigators spoke out because they feared that Attorney General William Barr's version of the Mueller report's findings would harden public perception before the full report was released.
"I would think that he will probably be needed before more than one committee," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told MSNBC.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee say they want the special counsel's report released without redactions. But party leadership indicated redactions may be unavoidable.
Post-Barr, only Mueller's full and un-redacted case file can be relied upon.
The House Judiciary Committee will vote to authorize subpoenas for the full Mueller report and documents from five former White House aides, including Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks.
Only 39 percent of Americans have deeply engaged with Attorney General William Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, according to a recent poll.
"There has to be accountability! There has to be a consequence!" said Pirro.
"The Trump investigation did not start with the FISA warrant and Carter Page and even the dossier," Wallace said.
The attorney general said that Mueller's report is nearly 400 pages long, leaving Democrats to question the accuracy of his four-page principal conclusions and how he could have reached them in less than 48 hours.