Attorney General Bill Barr was criticized by special counsel Robert Mueller after misleading Americans about the findings of his investigations.
“Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III expressed his concerns in a letter to William P. Barr after the attorney general publicized Mueller’s principal conclusions,” The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
“The letter was followed by a phone call during which Mueller pressed Barr to release executive summaries of his report,” The Post noted.
“Days after Barr’s announcement, Mueller wrote a previously unknown private letter to the Justice Department, which revealed a degree of dissatisfaction with the public discussion of Mueller’s work that shocked senior Justice Department officials,” The Post reported.
“The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions,” the special counsel wrote. “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”
Mueller’s letter was also reported by The New York Times.