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Robert Mueller Sent Letter to Complain About AG William Barr’s Summary of Report

HeadlineMay 01, 2019

The Washington Post is reporting special counsel Robert Mueller wrote to Attorney General William Barr in March complaining that Barr misled the American public when he summarized the Mueller report’s findings in a four-page memo sent to Congress. According to the Post, Mueller said Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of his work, adding, “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.” The revelation appears to directly contradict Barr’s sworn testimony to Congress on April 10, when Barr was questioned by Democrat Chris Van Hollen of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen: “Did Bob Mueller support your conclusion?”

Attorney General William Barr: “I don’t know whether Bob Mueller supported my conclusion.”

Democrats are demanding an immediate investigation into whether Barr deliberately sought to to mislead the public over Mueller’s findings. Barr is set to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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