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Barr hints at wider release of Mueller report as Democrats fume

Barr hints at wider release of Mueller report as Democrats fume

Days after US Attorney General William Barr announced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that after a almost two-year investigation President Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians in the 2016 election, the administration began lashing out at its enemies, among them US Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).

The House Democratic staff also emphasized they plan to continue their various investigations into Trump, his allies and associates on counterintelligence, public corruption and abuse of power.

The blacklist includes Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Eric Swalwell, former CIA Director John Brennan, Sen.

Attorney General William Barr sought to reassure Congress and the public that the Mueller report will be released, promising in a new letter that "everyone will soon be able to read it on their own". In his first interview since the release of the Mueller report's findings, the president explained that if the Russians ever had anything on him - "it would have come out long ago".

In a statement on Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the April 2 deadline he imposed on Mr. Barr's Justice Department "still stands", and he urged the release of a "full and complete" report without redactions.

Congress is already pushing to see the full report with no redactions. The House has passed a similar resolution.

"Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own", Mr Barr said. They also touch on what they think may or may not be in the report.

'We know that the Russians through an intermediary offered dirt on Hillary Clinton as part of what was described as the Russian government effort to help Donald Trump. "We are looking to get the report itself and the underlying documents", a House Democratic staffer said.

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The report found no evidence of Russian collusion but did not exonerate Mr Trump of obstruction of justice. Trump's comments Thursday night are the second time he addressed the case in a matter of hours.

Trump claimed earlier in the month that his former attorney Michael Cohen, sentenced to three years in prison for violating campaign finance laws, financial crimes and lying to Congress, directly asked him for a pardon.

The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation used a campaign of hacking and propaganda to sow discord in the United States, harm Hillary Clinton and boost Mr. Trump's candidacy.

After Committee Member Mike Conaway (R-Texas) called for Schiff (D-Calif.) to resign from the leadership post, the Burbank Democrat returned fire.

'In one way you could say it's a crime what he did, because ... he was making terrible statements that he knew were false'. I trust Mueller's prosecutorial judgement, but the country must see the evidence'.

Schiff said that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort allegedly provided polling data to a Russian intelligence-linked associate and that his former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his post-campaign conversations with Russia's ambassador.

The Attorney-General said the report was almost 400 pages long excluding tables and appendices and "sets forth the Special Counsel's findings, his analysis and the reasons for his conclusions".

Mr Mueller also left the decision on whether President Trump obstructed justice up to the Attorney-General, who determined that he had not "committed an obstruction-of-justice offense". We don't need you interpreting for us, '"Pelosi said at her weekly news conference".