The chair of the House Judiciary Committee wants Attorney General William Barr to release any summaries of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that were prepared by Mueller’s own team.
Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler sent a letter to Barr after media reports said Mueller’s team was unhappy with Barr’s own summary because, the reports say, Mueller’s probe was more damaging to Trump than Barr led Congress and the public to believe.
“If these recent reports are accurate…then those summaries should be publicly released as soon as possible,” Nadler wrote. “You have already provided an interpretation of the Special Counsel’s conclusions in a fashion that appears to minimize the implications of the report as to the president. Releasing the summaries without delay would begin to allow the American people to judge the facts for themselves.”
According to Barr’s four-page summary of a more than 300-page report, Mueller concluded that neither Trump nor his campaign colluded with Russia in trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
According to Barr, while Mueller’s report “did not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.” Barr also wrote he and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, could not find evidence that Trump committed a crime by allegedly trying to derail the investigation.
While Trump insists the Mueller report, based on Barr’s summary, totally exonerates him and some Republicans say it’s time to move on, many Democrats are not satisfied — especially when Mueller said he cannot exonerate Trump.