Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
Attorney General William Barr is defending his decision to send a letter to Congress detailing special counsel Robert Mueller’s principal conclusions because the public would not have tolerated waiting weeks for information.
Barr is testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee.
Mueller concluded his nearly two-year Russia investigation in late March. The special counsel submitted a nearly 400-page confidential report to Barr. The attorney general sent his four-page letter to Congress two days later.
Democrats have raised questions about how Barr was so quickly able to boil down Mueller’s report into four pages.
Barr says a redacted version of Mueller’s report will be made public within a week.
He says Mueller wasn’t involved in preparing the letter to Congress because it was “my letter.”
WATCH LIVE: Barr testifies before House committee
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: