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BREAKING: AG Barr releases his official summary of the Mueller report

Written By | Mar 24, 2019
Mueller report and AG Barr

President Donald J. Trump participates in swearing-in of William P. Barr administered by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on February 14, 2019. Attorney General Barr’s wife, Christine, holds the Bible. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour, in the public domain)

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2019. Sunday afternoon, as he promised Congress on Friday,¬†Attorney General William Barr sent a formal letter to Congressional leaders summarizing the key findings in the final report presented to him by special counsel Robert Mueller. Still confidential, the Mueller report presented to AG Barr narrates the results of the special counsel’s recently concluded probe of President Trump and his administration with regard to allegations of illegal collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.

Will AG Barr eventually release the full Mueller report?

It remains to see whether AG Barr will ultimately choose to release the entire Mueller report. Current law does not require him to do so. Further, there may be other legal or security constraints on releasing some or all of the report without redactions.

A decision either way in today’s impossibly polarized Washington, D.C. political environment will generate continuing controversy and debate. However, in his letter to Congress, the AG does promise, in consultation with Mueller, to release those portions of the Mueller report permitted under the appropriate statutes.

President Trump pleased with the conclusions drawn from the Mueller report

President Trump and members of his administration are understandably pleased with the conclusions reflected in the Mueller report. The report completely exonerates Trump of collusion with Russian officials. Additionally, the report finds “insufficient evidence” to support obstruction of justice charges against the president.

Notably, other than former administation officials and other individuals already indicted or convicted of unrelated crimes, Barr’s summary also affirms that no further indictments for either Russian collusion or obstruction of justice will follow for either the president or members of his staff and administration. Unnamed officials have also stated that no sealed indictments on these matters exist or have been filed. But at this point, we cannot independently confirm that information.

The summary letter sent to Congressional leaders by AG Barr

We offer our readers the official Scribd version of AG Barr’s letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report without further comment. After reading the entire document, readers may draw their own conclusions.


AG March 24 2019 Letter to … by on Scribd

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17