Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
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Barr says he'll release redacted Mueller report 'within a week'

Barr says he'll release redacted Mueller report 'within a week'

The Democrats are upset that Barr released a letter summarizing Mueller's findings and those findings blew up more than two years of claims that Trump is a RUSSIAN asset who worked with the RUSSIANS to win the presidential election.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also would be eligible, Barr said, and the attorney general announced something else likely to please Graham, too: another forthcoming report about investigators' use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the Russian Federation investigation.

There are no indications about what Barr will say about the report, but Democrats are planning to pepper him with questions about what will be redacted.

On his program Tuesday, Limbaugh said Democrats are being "driven mad", and they can not accept that there is no Trump-Russia collusion nor a conspiracy at the Justice Department to cover it up.

"They're operating from a contrived conspiracy borne and supported by fake news, and they can't give it up for whatever reasons", Limbaugh said.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has been unequivocal in calls for access to the full work product from Mueller's office - not only his report but the testimony, intelligence and other material that supported his findings.

Mueller's team, which was barely quoted in Barr's letter, has made clear that it did not exonerate the president.

President Trump greets then-FBI Director James Comey at the White House on January 22, 2017. Which means that Barr didn't want to say the President is wrong - which he is, at least on the question of obstruction - in a public setting. "And the first impression of the Mueller report was very good for Trump".

Barr is scheduled to testify on the report itself at separate hearings before the Senate and House judiciary committees on May 1 and May 2.

"If this is a 400-page send us a four-page summary that just talks about the high-level conclusions is potentially misleading", Coons said. He added that he didn't know what's in the Mueller report, "but there are going to be things that maybe cause some people to say, 'Oh, gosh, I didn't know that existed.' Now, does it reach a threshold?"

Trump's GOP allies in Congress are also hedging their bets by continuing to cast doubt on the origins of Mueller's investigation.

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to review controversial counterintelligence decisions made by Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, including actions taken during the probe of the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016, according to a person familiar with the matter. But, in a signal that Trump's allies planned to remain on the offensive, Nunes responded: "There's no really time for victory laps because people have to be held accountable for this nonsense that happened".

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