While Donald Trump and his allies take a victory lap, even before the full Mueller report has been released, there are signs that Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the special counsel findings could be “very different” than Mueller’s final conclusions.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, former attorney general Eric Holder said he doesn’t believe Mueller would have left the decision on obstruction to Barr, who was recently appointed by the president.
“It seems hard for me to imagine that Bob Mueller asked Bill Barr to do this,” Holder said. “That would be Bob Mueller shifting the responsibility for making the call to the attorney general, and that’s just not the way in which Bob Mueller is wound.”
Former federal prosecutor Gene Rossi went further to say that he believes Mueller’s final report could be “very different” from Barr’s PR stunt and that the attorney general should have left the unsettles question of obstruction to Congress.
Rossi called Barr’s four-page letter released on Sunday “tainted.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) March 25, 2019
This is why we need the full Mueller report
Given the Trump administration’s public relations stunt and the controversy surrounding Barr’s four-page summary, it is imperative now more than ever that the Mueller report is released in full.
The American people haven’t been waiting for two years to see a political document cooked up by a Trump appointee in less than 48 hours. They want answers, not spin. So instead of arguing over the contents of the four-page Barr report, it’s time to see the facts.
Not only do the American people need to read the full report immediately, but Robert Mueller should testify before Congress to clear the air.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.