US President Trump says has not read Mueller report

US President Trump says has not read Mueller report

US President Trump says has not read Mueller report

Attorney General William Barr has provided only a glimpse of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, with many details expected to emerge when the document is finally released.

"Today, I write encouraging you to invite special counsel Robert S. Mueller, III to testify before our committee without delay", Rep.

The first public confrontation is imminent, with Barr scheduled to appear Tuesday and Wednesday before the House and Senate Appropriations committees for hearings ostensibly about the Justice Department's budget.

Democrats, meanwhile, have dismissed Barr's summary of Mueller's report, arguing it is both incomplete and insufficient.

Barr has faced scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers for his four-page summary of Mueller's report, which took 22 months to complete, and is reportedly almost 400 pages long. Attorney General William Barr submitted a four-page summary of Mueller's report to Congress, in which he indicated the special counsel had not found evidence of criminal collusion or conspiracy between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election cycle.

Trump is also likely concerned about reports that surfaced last week, indicating that some members of Mueller's core team are unhappy with the way their conclusions, particularly on the subject of the president's "obstruction", were characterized in a four-page letter issued by Attorney General Robert Barr.

Mueller's full report will, according to Barr, be released sometime in mid-April, after the DOJ and others have had a chance to read and redact the report to protect classified and confidential information from leaking to the press and public.

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At the same time, Barr said the prosecutor had reached no conclusion whether Trump, as president, had obstructed justice in trying to thwart the investigation.

Barr is working with Rosenstein, Mueller, and their key aides to produce an edited version of the report.

While Donald Trump does the happy dance and crows that he's been "completely and totally exonerated" for all we know the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker may have been exonerated as well, or maybe not.

"There is nothing wrong with the newspaper, there is something wrong with the prosecutor", Giuliani said.

A lawyer for Nader did not respond to a request for comment.

House Judiciary Committee chairman Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, has been pushing the attorney general to ask a judge to approve the release of grand jury material, but Barr has made no move to do so.

In the weeks before Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced in March to 7-1/2 years in prison mostly for financial crimes related to millions of dollars he was paid by pro-Russia Ukrainian politicians, Mueller's team provided hints about what their pursuit of him was really about.

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