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Mueller’s team is starting to push back against William Barr’s summary

Members of Mueller's team are apparently frustrated.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Apr 4, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 3:38 pm CDT

Members of the team assembled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller believe the summary released by Attorney General William Barr does not go far enough in laying out its findings, according to multiple reports.

The New York Times reports that some members of Mueller’s team believe Barr’s initial four-page letter summarizing the Mueller report should have included more of their material.

Meanwhile, according to the Washington Post, evidence gathered by the team regarding whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice was “alarming and significant,” with one person telling the newspaper the evidence was “more acute” than Barr let on.

Late last month, Barr’s summary report stated that Mueller’s team found that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 election, but said the evidence did not exonerate the president on the issue of obstruction of justice.

The Times notes that some members of the special counsel’s team believe that Barr’s report will shape the narrative that Americans believe before all of the report’s contents become public.

Barr told lawmakers that the report would be made public by mid-April, according to the Times.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders weighed in on the reports on Thursday morning, dismissing Democrats as sore losers.

“Democrats continue to show day in and day out that they’re nothing but sore losers,” she said during an interview on Fox & Friends. “At some point they have to realize that they have been beat by President Trump in the 2016 election, they’re getting beat by him day in and day out on issues that actually matter, and I think they are a sad excuse for a political party right now. And at some point they have to decide that they want to actually govern and they actually want to change things and make America better and join the president in those efforts.”


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*First Published: Apr 4, 2019, 9:02 am CDT