4 key takeaways from William Barr's testimony on the Mueller report

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"My original timetable of being able to release by mid-April stands", Barr testified to a House Appropriations subcommittee.

The president and his allies will then try to "repeat the extraordinary success they achieved when Barr's letter was released, when newspaper headlines and TV news stories trumpeted that Mueller had essentially found Trump innocent", before members of the special counsel's team released a rare public statement refuting the AG's summary.

Top US Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Monday they want Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about his investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 election campaign.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he was unsatisfied with Barr's answers to the appropriations panel, saying he could issue subpoenas "very quickly" if the report is released with redactions.

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Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russian Federation investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence is under scrutiny.

"It was started illegally". "In my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize, because I think any summary, regardless of who prepares it, not only runs the risk of being under-inclusive or over-inclusive, but also, would trigger a lot of discussion and analysis that really should await everything coming out at once".

The Justice Department, Enlow said, has already agreed to put EPIC's request on an expedited track but other requests are ahead of it. "The question is whether it was adequately predicated" - meaning whether it was legally justified. The inquiry is separate from the Justice Department's inspector general probe on the matter, a source told Bloomberg News.

"I feel that I have an obligation to ensure government power was not abused", Barr said. "There were dirty cops", he said.

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Asked again about spying at the end of the hearing, Barr tempered his tone.

He said Tuesday he expected Horowitz's review, which includes the FBI's process to obtain a surveillance warrant on former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page, will be completed in "May or June".

Though he said the document will be redacted to withhold negative information about peripheral figures in the investigation, he said that would not apply to Trump, who is an officeholder and central to the probe. "Although the President would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report", Barr wrote in that letter, "he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review".

President Trump has called the special counsel investigation a "witch hunt", and he tweeted in May 2018 that he was demanding the "Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes".

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