Attorney General Bill Barr was urged to resign prior to impeachment proceedings following the bombshell report on how he betrayed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
“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,” Mueller wrote in a letter to Barr. “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.”
Top legal analysts were shocked by the revelations.
Here is some of their analysis:
wow. wo-ooooooow. wow. "Mueller wrote a letter in late March complaining to Barr that a four-page memo to Congres… https://t.co/jveb89MQNg— Harry Litman (@Harry Litman) 1556667540.0
How could Barr have testified that he had no idea what Mueller's reaction to Barr's conclusion was???— Harry Litman (@Harry Litman) 1556667733.0
Of course. Because what Barr did is indefensible—from his summary “nonsummary” to his absurd conclusion of the obst… https://t.co/7aifFCxFl8— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1556667204.0
It was impossible to believe #Mueller was ok with #Barr misrepresentation: “Mueller told the attorney general that… https://t.co/SLhqQgee22— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley) 1556665825.0
Not a surprise. Once the report was issued, Barr's account was exposed as patently absurd. https://t.co/YSngAyvonS— Marty Lederman (@Marty Lederman) 1556665998.0
All of a sudden I'm having doubts about the fairness of AG Barr.— Rick Hasen (@Rick Hasen) 1556667846.0
Barr should step down. His credibility is nil and DOJ is diminished and under a cloud so long as he stays. https://t.co/ha7HIKyX13— Jennifer Rubin (@Jennifer Rubin) 1556667515.0
Now we know why Mueller wasn’t on stage with Barr at the press conference. https://t.co/NPsfPLGdxx— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti) 1556666562.0
EXPLOSIVE NEWS: Mueller says AG Barr misrepresented the “context, nature & substance” of his probe. What else is th… https://t.co/21ZMfBDSvz— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1556667173.0
AG Barr flat-out LIED to the American people about the Mueller report’s incrimination of President Trump. He’s been… https://t.co/sMlCsVdEPT— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1556667754.0
When reading this part of Mueller’s private letter to Barr 👇 Remember that abuse of power—by an Attorney General—i… https://t.co/xTIy1vmr7h— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1556667367.0
It was apparent to anyone who read the Mueller report that Attorney General Barr's spin on it was misleading and in… https://t.co/C0OyAwAhNM— Noah Bookbinder (@Noah Bookbinder) 1556666785.0