Trump questions why Democrats should get Mueller report

Rod Rosenstein: Saying Barr Is Misleading with Mueller Summary 'Bizarre'

Rod Rosenstein: Saying Barr Is Misleading with Mueller Summary 'Bizarre'

First came the wait for special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his investigation on Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Barr, a Trump appointee, submitted a four-page summary of the almost 400-page report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees last month, in which he stated that Mueller had found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation but had left open the question of whether the president obstructed justice during the probe.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe in May 2017, after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey, who had directed the investigation to that point.

Attorney general William Barr is expected to release a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress in the coming days. However, soon after that update from Barr, the House Judiciary Committee, along a party-line vote, authorized a subpoena for the full report and its underlying investigative evidence.

Axios reported some of the claims that Trump has been fully exonerated might not be what Americans see when the report is released.

According to a report from Politico, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is making plans to meet behind the scenes with newly appointed Attorney General Bill Barr to set the stage for launching investigations into Justice Department officials who took part into the inquiry into President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

The president's latest comments come days after he called the probe an attempted "coup", while Barr promised to investigate FBI "spying" on Trump. Later in the hearing, Barr clarified that he has no "specific evidence" of such surveillance but that he has "questions about it" and "concerns about various aspects of it".

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