Barr forms team to review FBI's actions in Trump probe

William Barr’s Mueller cover-up reveals America’s delusional dreamland about democracy | Will Bunch

Barr's explosive testimony marked his Capitol Hill appearance since revealing the central findings of Mueller's investigation.

Barr told Congress that there were "no plans" to assert executive privilege and that the president told the attorney general to make the decisions regarding whether something should be redacted from the released Mueller report.

Barr's statement that he expected to release a redacted version of Mueller's almost 400-page report next week marked a slight change from the estimate he gave Tuesday, when he said the release would be within a week. Just look at what White House ally Richard Burr, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the AP about Mueller's report.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday would not elaborate to House Appropriations Committee members what he meant in his four-page letter that the Mueller investigation conclusion does not exonerate the president.

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That would be special counsel Robert Mueller's report, running into the hundreds of pages, on the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian operatives and Trump's attempts to obstruct justice.

Watch above via NBC News. While Barr's letter said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates during the 2016 election, it also said Mueller had presented evidence on both sides of the obstruction question and ultimately did not reach a conclusion on it.

The thing is, numerous pundits that you see on TV, not to mention the anchors interviewing them, the producers who book them, and the newspaper editors and headline writers who travel down those same highways, powered by ink, all come from the same dreamland. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

The Democrats are demanding that they see the full report and all its underlying evidence, though Trump and his Republican allies are pushing back. "And in many ways your letter raises more question than it answers".

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"That's great news he's looking into how this whole thing started back in 2016", Rep. Jim Jordan of OH, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Tuesday of Barr's interest in the issue.

"I don't intend at this stage to send the full, unredacted report to the committee", Barr said, adding that wouldn't ask a court to release grand jury material "Until someone shows me a provision" that allows it to be released.

Facing the intensifying concerns from Democrats that he may have whitewashed Mueller's findings, Barr has twice moved to defend, or at least explain, his handling of the process since receiving the special counsel's report.

Meanwhile, Trump falsely claimed again Wednesday that the Mueller report had found "no obstruction". Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat and chairman of the House Judiciary panel, confirmed the May 2 date on Twitter and said he would like Mueller to testify. Republicans have asked for this investigation now that Mueller has completed his investigation.

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Asked about reports that members of Mr Mueller's team were unhappy with his handling of the report, Mr Barr said he suspected any discontent may have reflected their desire to put out more information.

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