The still cameras were all focused inches away from a single empty chair behind a long table prior to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. Soon, the room began filling with the press, interested parties, and then the senators. It was time to begin.
Attorney General (AG) William Barr was the man who filled that lone seat. He was about to defend himself for waylaying his longtime friend Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s Russia report. Mueller sent a dynamic letter to the AG which documented his anger over a serious betrayal.
NBC Producer tweeted Mueller’s actual letter to Barr:
‘Here’s the letter from Robert Mueller to Bill Barr.’
Mueller sent the letter to Barr on March 27. That was significant, because when the AG testified before Congress he more than once said he was unaware of Mueller’s intentions. In other words, he lied. Perjury holds a five-year prison sentence.
Barr wrote his own interpretation of the report, completely reversing the special counsel’s findings in the two-year investigation into Russia’s internet attack on the 2016 presidential election and any conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Then, the AG held Mueller’s report for a full month, stalling while POTUS firmly set the false results in the public’s minds. The president took the erroneous message on the road to further embed the faulty information.
Mueller’s letter held Barr responsible. He said that the AG’s own interpretation “created confusion” and undermined the “central purpose” of the entire investigation.
Read the entire letter below:
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