No Rush To Release Mueller Report: DC Judge

Modesto Morganelli
Aprile 13, 2019

A federal judge in Washington refused on Tuesday to fast-track the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation, ruling that a group suing for those records had failed to show that it would be irreparably harmed by a slower disclosure process.

Collins' letter comes after Democrats rejected a GOP amendment to release a redacted version of the Mueller report, instead issuing a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence, putting AG Barr in a catch-22.

Barr isn't coming to Congress to talk about the report, but lawmakers are expected to ask about it anyway as they anxiously wait to see it in the coming days.

Watch above via NBC News. Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided that the evidence was insufficient to establish obstruction.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY tweeted that Barr's comments "directly contradict" what the Justice Department previously has said, and intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California said Barr's testimony surely pleases Trump but "also strikes another destructive blow to our democratic institutions".

"Today, I write encouraging you to invite special counsel Robert S. Mueller, III to testify before our committee without delay", Rep. The topic of the House appropriations subcommittee hearing is the Justice Department's budget, and Barr's prepared remarks sent to the committee on Monday focused on funding requests for immigration enforcement and to combat violent crime and opioid addiction, not mentioning Mueller's report at all. He said Democrats are "free to go to court" themselves and ask for the grand jury information. "I don't know if people should get their hopes up for the full Mueller report, because based on Barr's letter, there's probably not going to be a chapter in there called 'Impeachable Stuff.'" Still, Roy Wood Jr. had a solution for people still holding out hope for really damning news.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him in an Associated Press interview of doing the president's bidding and said his "spying" comments undermine his position as the nation's top law enforcement official. Questions are sure to remain, however, about the extent to which Barr has blacked out material from the report.

"As I say, it's hard to have that discussion without the contents of the report, isn't it?" he said. I've already promised the Judiciary Committees that I would appear as soon as they're able to schedule a hearing after the report is released.

Republicans have called for a careful review as to whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in violation of Page's constitutional rights and Federal Bureau of Investigation procedures, misled the FISA court or withheld exculpatory information, and Barr testified that a DOJ review of the FBI's FISA practices was in progress.

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