Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before Congress on the Robert Mueller report.
USA Today reported that Robert Mueller objected to Attorney General William Barr‘s characterization of the principal findings of the Russia investigation and asked the attorney general on multiple occasions to release the special counsel’s prepared summaries of the report.
Mueller communicated his objections to Barr in a letter on March 27, three days after the attorney general disclosed the special counsel’s conclusions in a summary letter clearing President Donald Trump of having obstructed the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump relied on that summary letter to claim total exoneration.
But in his letter, the first clear window into Mueller’s thoughts since he became special counsel two years ago, he said Barr’s summary of the investigation’s principal conclusions “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the probe.
During Wednesday’s probe, Senator Hirono attacked Barr, slandering him, so Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham jumped in and aggressively shut her down.
Watch the video:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) interrupts Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and shuts her down after she repeatedly "slandered" Attorney General Bill Barr at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. pic.twitter.com/1qMkT9ydTb
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 1, 2019