Left Misses One Critical Point in Mueller's Barr 'Criticism'

  • 2019-05-01
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Left Misses One Critical Point in Mueller's Barr 'Criticism'
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Congressional Democrats and the mainstream media were quick to seize on Robert Mueller's letter to William Barr expressing the special counsel's frustration with Barr's summary of the Russia probe.

There was just one problem with their response.

The Daily Caller's Scott Morefield has more:
 

Yet, much of the anti-Trump left seemingly ignored a crucial detail of the Tuesday report from The Washington Post, which explained that during a phone conversation between the two, the attorney general actually asked the special counsel whether or not his memo was “inaccurate.”

“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation,” the letter read, according to the Post. “This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Dept. appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters called on Barr to resign. Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff used the news to undermine the attorney general. Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer called on Barr to testify publicly.

 
Among laypeople on liberal Twitter, an attorney calling for Barr's impeachment was one of the milder responses.
 
However, the Post noted a crucially overlooked detail:
 

When Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought Barr’s memo to Congress was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not but felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.

 
 Source: AAN
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