The Mueller report may be in the hands of the Department of Justice, and ol’ Bob himself may be relaxing at home this week, but that doesn’t mean that the drama surrounding RussiaGate is going anywhere.
Currently, Attorney General Bill Barr maintains that a redacted version fo the report could find its way into the eager hands of Congress by mid-April. For many, however, this answer was simply unsatisfactory. That’s why congressional lawmakers have now voted to subpoena the full, unreacted version of the Mueller report.
And, this is something that we’ve talked about quite a bit over here at LibertyHub; transparency is imperative. This is one of, if not the most exhaustive investigation into a President in modern times, and over some of the most incredibly worrisome issues that we’ve ever imagined possibly befalling 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It is absolutely necessary that we get this right.
Today, new concerns were being raised about this required transparency when investigators who worked on the Mueller report themselves expressed concerns over the AG’s summary letter.
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Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations.
At stake in the dispute — the first evidence of tension between Mr. Barr and the special counsel’s office — is who shapes the public’s initial understanding of one of the most consequential government investigations in American history. Some members of Mr. Mueller’s team are concerned that, because Mr. Barr created the first narrative of the special counsel’s findings, Americans’ views will have hardened before the investigation’s conclusions become public.
This news, coming at a crucial time in the lead-up to the release of the report, could put the President on his heels a bit…especially as Congress continues to legally pressure the DOJ in the case.
The President’s enthusiasm for releasing the Mueller report has decidedly waned in recent days, worrying some political observers that an interference may be on the horizon.
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