Barr is Under Fire for Russia Probe Report

Ann Mueller and Special Counsel Robert Mueller walk

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham has sent special counsel Robert Mueller a letter inviting him to testify regarding his phone call with Attorney General William Barr in which the two discussed Barr's four-page memo outlining the conclusions of Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler last Monday subpoenaed McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by Trump.

Those views appear to have guided his decision to unilaterally declare Trump cleared of wrongdoing, once Mueller's report was completed. "No redos for the Dems!"

It also described attempts by Trump to obstruct Mueller's probe, but did not say whether Trump had committed a crime.

While the special counsel completed his report in March and urgered Barr to release introductions and executive summaries of the document's volumes quickly, the attorney general did not do so.

California Senator Kamala Harris' pointed questioning of Attorney General Bill Barr during this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings garnered a lot of attention.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler said the stonewalling by the Trump administration threatened democracy.

Attorney General William Barr responds as he is asked a question from Sen.

In a CNN poll after the Mueller report was released, 37% said Trump should be impeached and removed from office, 59% said they do not feel that way.

Nadler insisted Congress should be allowed to see raw evidence from the Russian Federation probe, arguing the Trump administration shared with the Republican-led House some 800,000 pages of "sensitive investigative materials" related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation, reported. We ought to hear the full testimony from Mueller.

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Richard Blumenthal pointed out that Mueller did not mention the press in his March 27 letter.

President Trump called out the 2020 presidential candidates on the Senate Judiciary Committee for their smears against the Attorney General, saying that they were seeking to score "political points". But he said in a later tweet that he had misspoken.

Ignoring that, Barr has instead appeared to take part in Trump's attacks on the Mueller investigation and his own Justice Department.

Cicilline subsequently clarified on Twitter that the May 15 date had not - despite what he said on Fox - been agreed to, but merely proposed to Mueller.

He wrote that the summary "did not fully capture the context, nature and substance" of the findings and caused "public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation".

The veteran Washington lawyer, 68, encouraged hopes that, under his leadership, the Justice Department would shake off the taint of politicization in the first two years of Trump's presidency.

Increasingly, Democrats like Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who sits on Judiciary panel, say they're not interested in hearing from Barr anymore. He repeatedly denied accusations and insinuations by Democrats that he had lied or misrepresented anything.

Nadler issued a subpoena for the unredacted Mueller report April 19 with an initial deadline of Wednesday, according to NBC News. "Obviously, until the date comes, we never have an absolute guarantee [that Mueller will show up]", he added.

The White House has said Nadler's ultimatum makes Democrats look "ridiculous and silly".

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