Attorney General William Barr has been strongly criticized for his interpretation of the Mueller report, and is expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday regarding the contents of the report.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller wrote a letter to Barr in late March complaining that his redactions did not adequately capture the outcome of the investigation into Mr.Trump.
Mueller told Barr that his four-page memo:
‘did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance.’
According to The Washington Post:
‘The letter and a subsequent phone call between the two men reveal the degree to which the longtime colleagues and friends disagreed as they handled the legally and politically fraught task of investigating the president.’
As Democrats contemplate opening the impeachment process, they are likely to scrutinize Mueller’s complaints to Barr.
Prior to Mueller’s letter to Barr, Barr had announced that Mueller had not found a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The Post reported:
‘Days after Barr’s announcement, Mueller wrote the previously undisclosed private letter to the Justice Department, laying out his concerns in stark terms that shocked senior Justice Department officials, according to people familiar with the discussions.’
‘The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.
‘There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.’