Fasten your seatbelts. It’s gonna get bumpy:
Mueller told the attorney general that the depiction of his findings failed to capture ‘context, nature, and substance’ of probe https://t.co/kHwpkz9haz
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 30, 2019
“The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions,” Mueller wrote. “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
The letter made a key request: that Barr release the 448-page report’s introductions and executive summaries, and made some initial suggested redactions for doing so, according to Justice Department officials.
Justice Department officials said Tuesday they were taken aback by the tone of Mueller’s letter,
Oh, I’m just sure they were taken aback…that it leaked. Shot across the bow.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 30, 2019
ETA this tweet I posted down thread:
Since the Mueller report was completed, Attorney General Barr has acted more like the president’s attorney than a protector of the rule of law. This isn't normal.
Today my colleagues and I called on the DOJ Inspector General to investigate DOJ’s handling of the Mueller report.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) April 30, 2019