MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace called it "an extraordinary development," and accused Barr and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein of engaging in "spin" by holding the press conference. Rosenstein reportedly will be present as well.
Wallace also referred to Barr as a "shill" for Trump.
MSNBC also noted the DOJ has refused to answer if Barr's version of the Mueller report will be released before the press conference.
UPDATE: 4:41 PM ET –
This just in from CNN reporters:
"Attorney General Barr will be giving a press conference, maybe I'll do one after that, we'll see," Trump tells WMAL, per @AlliemalCNN— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 17, 2019
4:43 PM ET –
JUST IN: Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at the Justice Department on special counsel Robert Mueller's report at 9:30 a.m. ET tomorrow, the department announced. CNN’s @kaitlancollins reports. https://t.co/Vdon5dXmfe pic.twitter.com/YL12nsLCQk— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) April 17, 2019
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
See a mistake? Email corrections to: [email protected]