Tuesday, April 30, 2019

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Disputes Attorney General Barr's Description On Russian Findings





Washington Post: Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of the investigation into President Trump “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s work, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday by The Washington Post.

The letter and a subsequent phone call between the two men reveal the degree to which the longtime colleagues and friends disagreed as they handled the legally and politically fraught task of investigating the president. Democrats in Congress are likely to scrutinize Mueller’s complaints to Barr as they contemplate the prospect of opening impeachment proceedings and mull how hard to press for Mueller himself to testify publicly.

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WNU Editor: This is all moot. The report has been released for all to read, and from what I have read in the Trump-Russia collusion section, it only confirms the Attorney General's memo. As to the obstruction part of the report, Attorney General Barr stated that since Mueller did not make a decision on obstruction, his office analyzed the evidence and they made the decision that there was no obstruction.

As for Special Counsel Mueller's concerns that Attorney General Barr's four-page memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” .... IMHO it is too little, and definitely too late. So why the release of Mueller's letter now? A realization that after two years of intense media focus on Trump - Russian collusion to be told at the end there is no evidence to make a case .... we are witnessing a massive let-down and an attempt to shift the focus to try and make the case for obstruction. My prediction. Good luck to those who want to make a case for obstruction when there is no evidence that Trump - Russian collusion occurred, when executive privilege was not exercised, and no one was fired or prevented in doing their job.

More News On U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Disputing Attorney General Barr's Description On Russian Findings

Mueller Objected to Barr’s Description of Russia Investigation’s Findings on Trump -- The New York Times
Mueller criticized attorney general's memo on Russia findings -- The Guardian
Mueller expressed misgivings to Barr about 4-page letter -- CNN
Mueller confronted Barr over characterization of special counsel's report -- CBS

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the fact that the notion that the Report was a big nothing burger, and was portrayed thusly so widely after its release, would have been for Mueller, like getting a bad grade on a test. He is basically objecting to his grade in the court of public opinion, claiming the beauty of his work was not fully appreciated. It must have hurt to come up empty. It must have been a let down to have it all end with such a whimper. I know from my work, that finishing a big project can be a bit depressing, something like what a mother feels when the pregnancy is over. We recover, life goes one, but there are some moments of no contentment.

Bob Huntley said...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/us/politics/mueller-barr.html?ref=hvper.com&utm_source=hvper.com&utm_medium=website

Perhaps Mueller should have been more explicit in his report to a nation that does not appreciate subtleties.

fred said...

The Mueller report is not ONLY about Russian collusion but also about obstruction of justice. To dismiss the one and ignore the other is playing the Barr game at this point. ONLY THE FULL UNREDACTED REPORT GIVEN THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE CAN CLARIFY EVERYTHING. To decide at this point based on a highly redacted report made public is naive at the very least

fred said...

Source: Mueller’s Willing to Testify, but Trump DOJ Is Holding It Up: Dems
U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.
Source: Deutsche Bank Has 'Reams' of Trump Documents Including His Tax Returns for Congressional Investigators: Report
Ted Lieu: If Barr does not provide the unredacted Mueller report tomorrow, I will push for contempt proceedings. We have to enforce our subpoenas.
Source: Mueller’s Willing to Testify, but Trump DOJ Is Holding It Up: Dems

Anonymous said...

The only one who is naive is you Squirrel.

Anonymous said...

Still panting looking panting for that nut panting!

Roger Smith said...


Mueller's group had two years, spent tens of millions, and behaved insultingly to innocent citizens. Still the whiners are nearly uncountable.

Geeze the liberals are tedious.

Roger Smith said...


Fred,

The redacted report through which you still comb for crumbs appears to be obviously all you're going to get. But, don't stop there yet. There's still more. There has to be. One can FEEL the guilt, eh? What's the matter with the rest of the world?

fred said...

Readers:
note the response from educated--well, supposedly--commenters. names, belittling...so I will post merely this:

A majority of voters 'definitely would not' vote for Trump in 2020, according to a new ABC News/WaPo poll.
hang in there snippy ones

Anonymous said...

"A majority of voters 'definitely would not' vote for Trump in 2020, according to a new ABC News/WaPo poll."
As we all know polls have been so "accurate". There's a nut out there squirrel just keep looking and believing.

fred said...

Robert Mueller to testify to congress about Trump-Russia report, senior Democrat says
Announcement after revelation that special counsel told attorney general William Barr his summary 'did not fully capture the context, nature and substance' of report

fred said...

How Taxpayers Covered a $1,000 Liquor Bill for Trump Staffers (and More) at Trump’s Club
A top-shelf, closed-door drinking session. $546-a-night hotel rooms. A special government credit card for Mar-a-Lago. Taxpayers foot the costs — and the president profits.

Anonymous said...

Come on squirrel you're grand bombshells always end with are qualified with "democrats say/said", that nut's out there somewhere keep (panting) looking!

fred said...

Ted Lieu: If Barr does not provide the unredacted Mueller report tomorrow, I will push for contempt proceedings. We have to enforce our subpoenas.
twitter.com/tedlie...

Anonymous said...

A nut! I found a nut! Look, look, I found a nut, pant pant!

Anonymous said...

Pant, pant, pant!

fred said...

yo, anons! where is your substance? name calling is what bitches do
Congressional Democrats’ Lawsuit Examining Trump’s Private Business Can Proceed, Federal Judge Says

Anonymous said...

A nut? Gotta have em gotta, gotta, gotta. Oh yes squirrel for years you've claimed "substance" oddly it has never materialized, but keep looking squirrel.

fred said...

[the girls just can not stop being gossipy...perhaps the time of month? nope: middle school fems]
---Trump says Wisconsin poverty rate is lowest in 22 years. It’s not.
politifact.com/wiscon...
---Preet Bharara: There’s a ‘Reasonable Likelihood’ Trump Will Get Indicted After He Leaves Office
thedailybeast.com/preet-...
---Deutsche Bank has "reams" of Trump documents including his tax returns for congressional investigators: Report
newsweek.com/donald...
---Mueller Asked Barr Twice to Release Report’s Summaries
thedailybeast.com/muelle...
Barr on Trump asking aide to change account to Mueller: 'That's not a crime'
thehill.com/policy...

Anonymous said...

Pant pant pant