That's exactly why Barr did invent his own four-page exoneration of Trump even after Mueller wrote that his own report "does not exonerate" Trump.
The letter said that Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates in the 2016 campaign, and that Barr did not believe the evidence in the report was sufficient to prove the president had obstructed justice. Mueller, however, had not made any recommendation on such a charge. He said he had offered Mueller the chance to review his four-page letter, but that Mueller declined. The DOJ is putting in the color code to alleviate any lawmakers who may question why particular areas of the report need to be redacted. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) claimed Barr seemed to "to cherry pick from the report to draw the most favorable conclusion possible for the President".
That includes the most crucial and potentially damning information Democrats seek: testimony and documents from Mueller's grand jury, a panel of citizens convened to develop and hear the evidence and depose key witnesses behind closed doors.
The scramble to frame the investigation's findings in the best political light is sure to be renewed in coming days when Mueller's report is expected to be released in redacted form.
Barr is set to return to the House and Senate for hearings focused on the Mueller investigation.
House Democrats have approved subpoenas to obtain Mueller's entire report - including any evidence that the U.S. Justice Department might withhold. "I also think there may be, under appropriate safeguard, a way of people verifying that these categories were not abused, and at the end of the day, that the information is bona fide, privacy-related information and so forth, I'm willing to work with the Judiciary Committees on that". "But in my view I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize". "You'll recall that the special counsel did spin off a number of cases that are still being pursued", Barr said. "And the first impression of the Mueller report was very good for Trump".
At some points in the testimony, the story was in what wasn't said. Barr also said he did not alert the White House in advance about his letter's release or consult anyone in the White House when writing his letter.
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Barr's inquiry is separate from a long-running investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing sensitive matters.
This is a slight shift from his last public stance on the subject.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, a Republican, has said he would be satisfied hearing only from Barr and not Mueller.
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday on Fox News that no one in the administration had requested an advance copy of the report. "It's hard to have that discussion without the contents of the report, isn't it?" he said.
Several members of the special counsel's office, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told The New York Times and The Washington Post that they believed Barr did not adequately represent the findings of their two-year investigation.
House Democrats have demanded that the Mueller report be released in its entirety. Trump has touted Barr's summary as a "complete exoneration" and agreed to releasing the report, saying he had "nothing to hide". The Justice Department will request another $71 million to hire 100 more judges, he said, to bring the total to 634.
Barr is back atop the Justice Department, appointed by Donald Trump after the Republican president fired Jeff Sessions as attorney general in November.