People For the American Way

PFAW: Barr Press Conference Is a Farce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019

Contact: Derrick Crowe at People For the American Way

Email: dcrowe@pfaw.org

Phone Number: 512.516.5067

WASHINGTON, D.C.—People For the American Way released the following statement from PFAW Executive Vice President Marge Baker in advance of Attorney General William Barr’s press conference today:

“This press conference is a farce. Attorney General Barr—who should be acting as the people’s lawyer—is acting as Trump’s chief spinner, offering yet another unsolicited summary of a report no one in Congress or the media has read. This is about pleasing President Trump, not upholding the rule of law or serving the interests of the American people. Barr is attempting to usurp Congress’s legitimate constitutional authority. We need the full report, not a public relations blitz from President Trump’s Roy Cohn.”

About PFAW

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org.

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