Shortly after Attorney General William Barr released a four-page memo of the Mueller report, many criticized him for claiming that Donald Trump was free of any wrongdoing and the president had been exonerated. Now, a new report revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to Barr shortly after the memo denouncing his interpretation of the report.
In the letter, Mueller objects Barr’s findings in the report. According to the New York Times, it is yet “unclear what specific objections Mr. Mueller raised in his letter.”
“The special counsel emphasized that nothing in the attorney general’s March 24 letter was inaccurate or misleading,” a Justice Department spokeswoman, Kerri Kupec, said in response to a request for comment made on Tuesday afternoon. “But he expressed frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage regarding the special counsel’s obstruction analysis.”
Barr continued to receive backlash after the redacted Mueller report was released earlier this month where it clearly stated that the president had not been exonerated and even went on to suggest that Trump did, in fact, commit obstruction of justice.
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” Mueller and his investigators wrote in the report. “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
Read the entire Times report HERE.