Clash between Republicans and Rep. Adam Schiff overshadows Russian Federation intelligence hearing

Clash between Republicans and Rep. Adam Schiff overshadows Russian Federation intelligence hearing

Special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report is more than 300 pages long, it was revealed Thursday, sparking fresh criticism from Democrats arguing that Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary was gravely inadequate and the full findings must be quickly released.

"We are preparing the report for release, making the redactions that are required", Barr said in a letter to top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees. Mueller's report did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, but Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided on their own that Mueller's evidence was insufficient to establish that the president committed obstruction.

On March 22, Mr. Mueller completed his 22-month probe and Mr. Barr on Sunday sent a four-page letter to U.S. Congress that outlined the main findings.

(1) material subject to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6 (e) that by law cannot be made public; (2) material the intelligence community identifies as potentially compromising sensitive sources and methods; (3) material that could affect other ongoing matters, including those that the special counsel has referred to other Department offices; (4) information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.

Mr Barr said the report would not be submitted to the White House for review and President Trump had deferred to him to deal with any parts over which he could invoke executive privilege. It also said that Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction. "More than perhaps any other outcome of the Mueller investigation, this may become its most enduring legacy".

Democrats and the establishment media are floating conspiracy theories about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation in order to discredit his finding of no collusion.

On Monday, the White House sent a memo to several news stations with the subject line "Credibility of Certain Guests", recommending that TV producers not do business with "Democrat leaders and others lying to the American people by vigorously and repeatedly claiming there was evidence of collusion" in on-air appearances.

"Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own", Barr said.

Speaking at his first political rally since the Mueller report was submitted, Donald Trump reiterated his claim that the report was a "total exoneration". Keith Boag digs into what we still don't know about the investigation.

The White House and President Trump have touted the findings as vindication, having long said there was "no collusion" with Russian Federation.

A question, now, for my Democrat friends: Can we move on and work with President Trump rather than against him and focus on policy rather than fantasy? This, Senator Chris Coons of DE, a Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, tells TIME, is "where the ideological views of the Attorney General may have the greatest potential to threaten the transparency" of the report.

Barr has said he'll provide Congress with at least a partial version in April and told Nadler he would agree to testify before his committee.

Exuberant officials and a buoyant President spent the week cheering the initial results of Mueller's investigation, as laid out in a letter from Attorney General William Barr.

But the redactions Barr is working on are unlikely to satisfy Democrats. We know many other federal investigations of Trump's businesses, family, and inner circle continue - why can't the president interfere in any of these matters, if he faces no punishment for his obstruction of the Russian Federation probe?



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