On Monday, the mainstream media flocked to reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had written a letter rebuking US Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of his investigation into allegations of collusion and obstruction against President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
While Mueller appeared slighted at Barr’s summary, which ultimately vindicated President Trump of the allegations against him, he also noted that he “did not” feel that Barr’s summary was inaccurate.
Breaking News: Robert Mueller wrote a letter to the attorney general objecting to his characterization that the Russia inquiry appeared to clear President Trump https://t.co/sApMAxyIhX
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 30, 2019
While the press appeared more interested in Mueller’s apparent objection to Barr’s report, the special counsel’s complaint was more with the media’s coverage of its release, rather than Barr’s summary.
covering ourselves in glory lmao pic.twitter.com/IXCUdo0Rv8
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) April 30, 2019
For Mueller, who has faced a litany of backlash from both conservatives and liberals over his handling of the lengthy and costly investigation into President Trump, such vague remarks continue to draw bipartisan scrutiny while frustrating the press.