Friday, May 03, 2019

Mueller’s letter to AG Barr criticizing his framing of the Russia report’s findings

By Jen Kirby
May 1, 2019

Three days after Attorney General William Barr sent Congress his four-page letter on the “principal conclusions” of the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to the attorney general objecting to how he’d framed the probe’s findings.

The House Judiciary Committee has now released that March 27 letter Mueller wrote to Barr, the contents of which were first reported by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

In the letter, Mueller says that Barr’s summary “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions,” and that as a result, “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation.”

“This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the [Justice] Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations,” Mueller continues.


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