Before the Justice Department announced that Attorney General Bill Barr would be holding a press conference Thursday morning to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report, President Donald Trump broke the news himself — to a Washington, D.C. talk radio host.
“You’ll see a lot of very strong things come out tomorrow,” Trump told WMAL’s Larry O’Connor in an interview. “Attorney General Barr is going to be giving a press conference. Maybe I’ll do one after that. We’ll see.”
As news broke of Trump’s remarks, which came with little warning, reporters began reaching out to the Justice Department. The DOJ a few minutes later, DOJ confirmed the news themselves.
Trump added of Barr, who’ll be accompanied by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday morning: “He’s been a fantastic attorney general. He’s grabbed it by the horn.”
Mueller’s redacted final report is the product of a multi-year investigation, about which speculation has only heightened since Barr released a four-page summary of the report last month.
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— WMAL DC (@WMALDC) April 17, 2019