Published: Fri, April 05, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Mueller Investigators Say Final Report Contains Damaging Evidence

Mueller Investigators Say Final Report Contains Damaging Evidence

The department said Attorney General William Barr must strike confidential information from the almost 400-page document as reports surfaced in the news media that members of Mueller's team were unhappy with the way Barr had characterized its main conclusions.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who received the confidential report last month at the close of Mueller's 22-month investigation, has said he meant to release a redacted version to Congress and the public by mid-April.

"A summarizing statement from an attorney general demonstrably hostile to the special counsel investigation-written without consulting Mueller-is not sufficient in any way, especially when the administration's public messaging about the report exonerating Trump seems to directly contradict the text of Barr's letter", said Baker.

Both the Times and the Post reported that these people "familiar with the matter" claimed Mueller's team prepared their own summaries and expected them to be released publicly instead of Barr releasing his own summary.

"The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report", Trump wrote on Twitter.

The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to subpoena the Mueller report and underlying documents from Barr.

That New York Times report, Boot adds, hasn't been the only bad news for Trump this week.

Democrats in the House of Representatives had given attorney general William Barr until Tuesday to produce the full report to Congress.

"Enough is enough, for heaven's sakes, let's please move on", Gohmert said, before turning his critiques directly to committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y. Barr said Mueller's team found no evidence that Trump or anyone associated with his campaign conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation.

Mueller's team reportedly wrote "multiple summaries of the report". He has previously said he did not believe it would be in the public's interest to release the full document in piecemeal or gradual fashion, and that he did not intend for his letter summarizing Mueller's "principal conclusions" to be an "exhaustive recounting" of the special counsel's investigation.

Barr's March 24 summary of the Mueller report said the special counsel did not establish that Trump campaign officials conspired with Russian Federation during the presidential election but also did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice.

Grand jury information must remain confidential under federal law. But the president shifted gears in recent days, slamming Democrats and suggesting an unredacted version should not be released to Congress or the public. "That job requires us to evaluate the evidence for ourselves - not the attorney general's summary - not the substantially redacted substance - but the full report".

On "America's Newsroom" Thursday, Starr, a former independent counsel whose investigation into Whitewater led to then-President Bill Clinton's impeachment hearings, said information that could compromise national security or grand jury secrecy must be redacted from the report. Nadler said he is concerned about reports that documents relevant to Mueller's investigation "were sent outside the White House", meaning the committee should have access to them because they may not be covered by executive privilege.

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