Trump hits back at NYTimes claim that Barr misled on Mueller report

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The Times says in its report that the investigators are concerned that because Barr's summary was "the first narrative" of the team's findings, the public's views will be fixed before the final report is released.

And though nothing changes the fact Mueller chose not to indict Trump or senior campaign members in a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government, and nothing in either of the two recent reports suggests Barr warped the truth when he quoted Mueller about conspiracy charges, note that I don't sound quite so insane now pointing out that Barr subtly chopped off the first part of the sentence saying so: "T$3 he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities".

In a previous letter to Congress, Barr said the special counsel did not establish a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. "This committee requires the full report and the underlying materials because it is our job, not the attorney general's, to determine whether or not President Trump has abused his office", Nadler said during an opening statement on the matter. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., authority to issue subpoenas for documents, testimony, and underlying evidence related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Ken Starr said House Democrats have declared "all-out war" on President Trump by authorizing subpoenas to obtain the full Mueller report and by continuing their push for Trump's tax records. He has yet to issue a subpoena.

The Mueller report may also include information that could reveal USA sources or confidential details about ongoing investigations.


But Barr did not meet a demand by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide the unredacted report to lawmakers by April 2, prompting the liberal advocacy group MoveOn to press ahead with the rallies. He tweeted Tuesday that "there is no amount of testimony or document production that can satisfy" Nadler or House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, who has also called for the full release.

A senior Justice Department official told Fox News that The Post's reporting was "not true", and claimed the outlet is guilty of "misreporting".

About 84 percent of US voters favored making the entire report public, including 75 percent of Republicans, in a Quinnipiac University poll released March 26.

Barr also said the special counsel did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice.

Citing people familiar with the request, the Journal reported that the effort signaled that Congress is expanding its probe of how the inaugural committee raised and spent more than $US100 million ($140 million).


Remember all those stories about the number of Democratic lawyers Mueller hired to carry out his investigation?

Grand jury information must remain confidential under federal law.

"As the Attorney General stated in his March 29th letter to Chairman [Lindsey] Graham and Chairman [Jerrold] Nadler, he does not believe the report should be released in 'serial or piecemeal fashion, ' " said Kerri Kupec, a department spokeswoman.

Nearly every shift in partisan control of Congress after a unified government has been followed by a wave of congressional investigations, and that's especially true in intensely polarized times, says Douglas Kriner, co-author of the book, "Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power" and a government professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. "Bob Mueller runs a very tight ship, and that ship does not leak", David Kris, a former assistant attorney general who worked closely with Mueller, told Vox in late 2018.


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