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Pelosi: Summary of Mueller Report 'Insufficient,' as DOJ Says No Findings Before Sunday
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50429"><span class="small">Sam Brodey and Erin Banco, The Daily Beast</span></a>   
Sunday, 24 March 2019 08:36

Excerpt: "As Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday determining what to make public from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on the Russia investigation, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on behalf of her party, declaring that receiving only a summary of the top findings would be 'insufficient.'"

Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)


Pelosi: Summary of Mueller Report 'Insufficient,' as DOJ Says No Findings Before Sunday

By Sam Brodey and Erin Banco, The Daily Beast

24 March 19


During an ‘emergency caucus conference call’ the speaker worked to shut down the possibility that Barr would restrict classified details to a small group of committee heads.

s Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday determining what to make public from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on behalf of her party, declaring that receiving only a summary of the top findings would be “insufficient.”

After Mueller delivered the much awaited report Friday evening, ending the 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia, Barr said he would advise lawmakers on Mueller’s “principal conclusions” as soon as this weekend.

As of Saturday afternoon, it remained unclear exactly how Barr would communicate the contents of Mueller’s report to Congress. But lawmakers have been told to not expect anything from Barr about the report before Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Pelosi’s office told The Daily Beast that discussions between the Department of Justice and the House Judiciary Committee are ongoing. Spokespeople for the Judiciary Committee did not immediately respond to request for comment on the status of those discussions.

The president, who traveled to Florida hours before Mueller submitted his report, is huddling at his Mar-a-Lago retreat with his top advisers and legal team and spent part of the day golfing. He has remained silent about the completion of the special counsel’s investigation, which he has repeatedly derided as a “witch hunt.”

As the president, lawmakers and the public waited, Pelosi and Democratic lawmakers spent Saturday amping up the pressure on Barr to make as much of Mueller’s findings public as possible.

On Saturday afternoon, Pelosi sent a message to the attorney general that anything less than full disclosure would be unacceptable.

“Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the Committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise,” she wrote in a letter to Democrats, adding that the report’s findings must also be provided to the public.

And during an “emergency caucus conference call” on Saturday afternoon, the speaker worked to shut down the possibility that Barr might restrict the report’s classified details to a small group of Democratic and Republican committee heads, Politico reported.

Capitol Hill Republicans, meanwhile, have welcomed the conclusion of Mueller’s investigation and notable lawmakers have also called on a high level of disclosure from the attorney general.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he would work with Democrats to “ensure as much transparency as possible, consistent with the law.” Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the top Republican on the House Judiciary panel, tweeted that he expects Barr to release the Mueller report without delay.

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+5 # DongiC 2019-03-24 10:17
Barr is Trump's man in the Dept of Justice. Expect him to throw big blocks for Sir Donald. The crisis is starting to heat up and Trump's base is getting their A-15's ready. Put nothing past that dreadful bunch.
 
 
+5 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-03-24 13:21
We, the public, paid for The Report. We/the public should get to see it.
 
 
-1 # Saberoff 2019-03-24 21:24
We, the public, are looking at it but we, the public, refuse to see it; we, the public, will continue to be duped by both political parties.

Shouldn't we, the public, look into the Democratic Party's primary theft of the 2016 presidential election next? Willing to bet actual productivity there.
 
 
-2 # BKnowswhitt 2019-03-25 14:27
The Fake Leaders of the Fake 'We're concerned for you Elite Dem Leader Head Fake Pelosi .. the Fake investigation on Trump .. The Fake .. Trump cheated which is why we lost .. and now some Truth will come out .. Meuller will be Faking it too .. what do they owe the Taxpayers for their transgressions? Waste of Time and Money .. and Fake 'Leadership' at it's best by Pelosi Et Al ...