WH Sends Angry Letter To Barr After Mueller ‘Failed His Duty’ To Exonerate Trump
White House attorney Emmett Flood was not pleased that Donald Trump was not exonerated in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and decided to send a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr raging about the results of the report.
The letter, which was sent to the Justice Department on April 19, 2019, outlined concerns the White House and Trump had with the Mueller report.
Flood attacked Mueller’s team for the way they’ve handled the investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice.
“The Special Counsel and his staff failed in their duty to act as prosecutors and only as prosecutors,” Flood wrote, complaining that the report “suffers from an extraordinary legal defect” by failing to comply with the “requirements of governing law.”
“The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent present difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the Mueller report said.
Flood also lamented that Mueller’s report “is laden with factual information that has never been subjected to adversarial testing or independent analysis.”
“By way of justifying this departure, it has been suggested that the report was written with the intent of providing Congress some kind of ‘road map’ for congressional action,” Flood wrote. He said that if that’s the case, “it too serves as additional evidence of the [Special Counsel Office’s] refusal to follow applicable law.”