The fight for the truth in Washington is raging after Attorney General Bill Barr released his 4 page summary of the final report filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Barr’s letter of summation, which quoted directly from Robert Mueller’s report, has been widely considered a “win” for President Trump, specifically in that it concludes that there wasn’t sufficient evidence to charge the President with a crime.
But, given that Barr’s letter was brief, and the Mueller report itself took 22 months to create, there are no shortage of Americans clamoring to garner all the details. Both Barr and President Trump himself have expressed their interest in providing the American people with as much transparency and legally and ethically possible.
That hasn’t stopped the Democrats from insulting Barr during the redaction process.
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Take Nancy Pelosi, for example, who had the following to say during a Sirius XM satellite radio appearance:
“We just haven’t even seen the Mueller report, and we don’t expect to accept just the attorney general’s interpretation of it. A little bit arrogant of him to think that that would be the case.”
While Attorney General Barr was appointed by President Trump, his prior reputation precedes him. Pelosi’s quip about arrogance was itself a bit over-confident, especially given that great unknowns yet to be unearthed in the Russiagate case.
The American people are overwhelmingly in favor of transparency in the case as well – something that our public servants on Capitol Hill would be wise to take into consideration.
So far, any attempts to make the Mueller report immediately public have been blocked by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.
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