Republicans Warn Mueller Over Potential Barr Criticism

Republican investigators are concerned special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report could be tainted by misleading facts.

Some top GOP lawmakers have accused the special counsel’s team of providing evidence without necessary context, allowing Democrats and other critics of the president to spin the narrative in their favor. Some Democrats have argued it will prove there was “collusion” between Trump’s campaign and Russia, no matter if there’s evidence of a criminal conspiracy.

Attorney General William Barr released a summary last month that said Mueller’s team was unable to establish the Trump campaign was involved in criminal conspiracy with Russia. A redacted version of the full, roughly 400-page report is due out Thursday.

Last month, before Mueller submitted his final report to the Justice Department, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned Barr in a letter that Mueller’s “selective” use of emails in the special counsel’s court filings, particularly those of former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.