Attorney General William Barr gave a damaging testimony on Wednesday before a Senate panel, which “lit his reputation on fire,” according to The Washington Post. Much of the hearing centered around Barr’s decision to release a highly misleading representation of Special Counsel Mueller’s findings.
On Friday, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, tweeted:
‘Ever wonder what happened to the “counter report” Rudy Giuliani said he would issue after Mueller’s own report came out? Apparently, it was only four pages long. And Barr released it for him.’
Barr insisted on Wednesday that his memo was technically accurate despite the fact that his spin deeply affected the reception of Mr. Mueller’s full report when the public finally got it.
According to The Washington Post:
‘The Post revealed Tuesday that, shortly after Mr. Barr released his memo, Mr. Mueller sent a letter to the attorney general, objecting that the memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the special counsel’s report. Mr. Barr did not mention this letter when he told members of Congress last month that he had no knowledge of any frustration on the part of Mr. Mueller’s staff. In other words, after releasing a spin job on the Mueller report, he misled Congress on whether the special counsel was unhappy about it.’
It has been reported that Mueller is willing to testify before House Democrats regarding his report on Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. However, the Department of Justice has been unwilling to set a date for it to happen.
The Twitter world applauded Schiff:
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