Mueller Told Barr His Letter Did Not Capture 'Context' Of His Investigation

By Bill Galluccio

May 1, 2019

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr criticizing Barr's four-page summary of the 22-month Russia investigation. Mueller complained that Barr's four-page memo "did not fully capture the context, nature and substance" of his team's work.

The Attorney General released a summary of the findings just days after receiving Mueller's report and said that the special counsel found no evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. He also said Mueller's team did not reach a judgment on whether or not President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Mueller's letter, which was sent on March 27th, says that Barr's characterization of the special counsel's report caused "public confusion about critical aspects" of the investigation. Mueller asked Barr to release the introductions and executive summaries which he had sent over two days earlier.

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