Barr to Release Mueller Report Within a Week

Barr to Release Mueller Report Within a Week

Barr to Release Mueller Report Within a Week

"Congress is - as a matter of law - entitled to each of the categories AG Barr proposed to redact from the Special Counsel's report", Nadler said Tuesday. "If they did it on the House side, I don't see the Senate going anywhere with that". "Regardless of what Barr reported, they needed to claim vindication", said Republican strategist Alex Conant, who worked on Sen.

Barr added that Mueller had been offered the opportunity to review a four-page letter summarizing the findings in the almost 400-page report, but that the special counsel declined.

When a federal appeals court judge ruled two weeks ago that Trump-era legislation and other recent actions meant the entire Affordable Care Act should be overturned, the Justice Department chose to support the ruling - rather than appeal it with a position the department had been advocating previously.

Barr told lawmakers later in the hearing that he isn't planning to give an unredacted copy of the Mueller report to Congress absent the negotiations he said he would be open to undertaking with Nadler.

"The chairman of the Judiciary Committee is free to go to court if he feels one of those exceptions is applicable", Barr said.

Barr appeared before the House Appropriations Committee, a hearing that would typically be a fairly dry affair focused on how the Justice Department intends to spend billions of dollars on matters such as prisons and national security.

With or without the threat of impeachment, there is a possibility that Democrats could obtain disclosure if a court, recognizing that the fight over the Mueller materials is an extraordinary circumstance, exercises its authority over grand jury matters to make a disclosure. "But as the attorney general, you take positions based on the law".

He is likely to be asked to further explain himself at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday that is also on the budget. "Even for someone who has done this job before, I would argue it's more suspicious than impressive", Lowey said.

"I look forward to reviewing the Mueller report myself, and I know my constituents do as well", Lowey said.

Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump had obstructed justice by trying to interfere with the probe, but Barr wrote in his letter that the president had not committed a crime.

Barr said that Mueller was given the opportunity to review the summary Barr released last month detailing the Mueller's conclusions, and the special counsel declined to do so.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the DOJ budget, told reporters that appropriators could prescribe that no dollars be used to block Mueller's full report from being released - not that he's saying that would happen.

The Democrats are demanding to see the full report and all its underlying evidence, though Trump and his Republican allies are pushing back.

Appeals for the entire report, which is nearly 400 pages long, came almost immediately after Barr issued a four-page summary of the investigation late last month. Rep.

Get more from Chaffetz in the "America's Newsroom" clip above.

I've said what I'm going to say about the report today... He said they may have wanted more from the final Mueller report out in the public sooner, but that he had to balance not releasing sensitive material with giving the public the bottom line conclusions as soon as possible.

"Of course, we can not hold this hearing without mentioning the elephant in the room", the subcommittee's chairman, Jose Serrano, said in prepared remarks. "So numerous questions here today have gone toward a grassy knoll conspiracy theory", Aderholt said.

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