Trump SHOCK: US President makes surprise admission about Mueller Report

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Trump has claimed the report totally exonerates him, "no collusion, no obstruction, no nothing".

The president's critics questioned whether Barr soft-pedaled Mueller's findings, concerns that intensified after recent reports that indicated some on Mueller's team are unhappy with the brevity of Barr's initial report to Congress and believe more could and should be said about the seriousness of what they found. He also asked Barr to hand over communications between the special counsel's team and the department about the report.

Yet Barr also conceded that Mueller did compile evidence of obstruction, and quoted the special counsel as saying that: "While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him".

"I will give (Barr) time to change his mind" about releasing a redacted version of the Mueller report, Nadler said at the committee meeting on Thursday.

Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA), speaking on Fox News about Mueller report and upcoming testimony before congress of Attorney General William Barr, said that he understands that there will be things that need to be redacted from the report before it becomes public. The White House correspondent responded by mockingly suggesting that Trump should pick one particular narrative to run with.

"There's a lot of pressure all pointing in the direction of doing a robust release, said John Bies, who held senior roles in the Justice Department during the Obama administration and now works at American Oversight, a liberal watchdog group".

On Tuesday, members of Congress might get their first chance to press Barr in public about the Mueller report, when he appears before the House Appropriations Committee in a hearing nominally focused on the Justice Department Budget. "This tells me they don't have anything, because if they were malicious enough to do that and they had a smoking gun, they wouldn't say in general it's very damaging".

The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee this week prepared to subpoena the full report, a move Barr and the White House will nearly certainly contest.

Russia's Government has denied interfering in the USA election. In that letter, Barr, who consulted with deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the Mueller report's conclusions, declined to pursue charges against the president or his allies for "obstruction".

In an odd stroke of timing, the federal appeals court in Washington issued a ruling Friday in an unrelated case that buttresses the argument for keeping a close hold on grand jury information. He is reviewing the report to determine whether grand jury and classified information has to be withheld.

"I dismiss what he said".