The Washington Post reported Tuesday that they obtained a letter sent from Robert Mueller to Attorney General William Barr implying that he misled Congress about the conclusions in his report.
According to the letter, Mueller said that Barr’s summary of his report “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the investigation into accusations against President Donald Trump.
“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” the letter reportedly read.
“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,” continued Mueller.
If accurate, the report on the letter confirms accusations from many Democrats and suspicions by critics of the president that Barr had misinterpreted the conclusions of the Mueller report.
The letter also requests that Barr release the executive summaries and the introductions from the report to clarify the conclusions Mueller made from his investigation.
The report was later released in a redacted form to the public and to Congress. Many members of Congress demanded an un-redacted copy of the report when they were dissatisfied with what they read.
Democrats called for Barr to testify before Congress about the accusations made in the report.
Republicans concluded from Barr’s summary that Mueller’s investigation did not find enough evidence to indict the president or bring impeachment charges over accusations of collusion with the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 election.
Here’s the latest on the Mueller letter:
Barr and Democrats dispute conditions for Mueller report hearing