Special Counsel Refuses to Confirm That Barr’s Letter was Impartial or Adequate
On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released a summary letter to Congress, which he says summarizes the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential campaign.
While many Democrats are calling for the release of the full Mueller report, Republicans are claiming this to be a huge victory for the president. Even some Republicans, however, feel that the release of the full report is necessary.
HillReporter reached out to the special counsel this morning, asking them if they “believe that William Barr’s letter adequately describes the overall findings of Mueller’s report with no impartiality?”
The spokesman for the special counsel, Peter Carr did not wish to provide an answer one way or another, instead simply saying, “Thanks. We’ll decline to comment.”
It’s worth noting that throughout the special counsel’s investigation, they had been very quiet in terms of what they would say to the press. This could very well just be a continuation of that, although an official statement backing up Barr’s letter would have gone a long way to ensuring the American public that there is nothing to be concerned about.
Congress is expected to push for the full release of the Mueller report, and most legal scholars believe that the report will eventually be released to the public.