Attorney general says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump's campaign

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

Three Democrats on the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee are also members of the Senate Judiciary Committee where will Barr will testify on the Mueller report next month, including the top Judiciary Committee Democrat Sen.

Barr testifies as Mueller report release approaches; Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill. The letter said that Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates around the time of the 2016 election and that Barr did not believe the evidence in the report was sufficient to prove the president had obstructed justice.

So far, all Barr has released since Mueller submitted the almost 400-page report on March 22 is a four-page letter, made public two days later, describing the special counsel's main conclusions.

A full, redacted version of Robert Mueller's collusion report will be released to Congress within a week, Attorney General William Barr said in testimony before a House subcommittee April 9. And he does not plan on seeking a court order to release grand jury information (which, according to the Federal rules of criminal procedure, must be kept secret unless certain exceptions are met), something Democrats have demanded in recent days.

Barr's strategy at deflecting these inquiries was simple but effective: Be as boring as humanly possible.

Mr Barr was summoned to Congress to talk about his department's budget request, but lawmakers still asked about the Mueller report as they waited to see it.

"It is like fundamentally rigging the game before we know what the actual score is", said Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, who worked with Barr on a telecommunications case in the 1990s.

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Still, Barr maintains that it wasn't meant to be a full summary, and that Mueller declined to review the letter before it was sent. He has a subpoena in hand for the full report.

Barr does highlight Justice Department efforts to protect future elections from foreign interference, saying securing elections is a key issue for the agency. Collins is a vocal Trump supporter and criticized House Democrats in early March for opening their own investigation into the president.

"The American people want to see the [Mueller] report".

Some good news, other than Barr's stellar performance, is that Barr is investigating the origin of the entire Trump-RUSSIA travesty. "The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated", meaning whether it was legally justified.

A case filed previous year in the Northern District of Texas claimed that in eliminating the tax penalty for failure to have health insurance, the entirety of the ACA is unconstitutional. He also said that Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the question. Barr reconfirmed that the Office of the Inspector General has an ongoing investigation of the FISA process in the Russian Federation investigation and that the IG would complete this investigation in "May or June". They'll hear the "charges or no charges" rationale for Barr's cover-up behavior, and believe that sounds like common sense.

Republicans, meanwhile, praised Barr for looking into the matter.

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