Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian: A ‘snitty’ day: five takeaways from attorney general’s testimony

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William Barr faced criticisms of false or misleading answers as he testified on his handling of the Mueller report

The appearance of the US attorney general, William Barr, before the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday was always certain to be a high-stakes event. Barr had already been accused of misleading the American people in his four-page summary of the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Then, on Tuesday, news broke that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, had written a letter to Barr on 27 March complaining about how the attorney general had presented his report to the public. That revelation set up an epic clash between Trump’s handpicked head of the justice department and leaving Democrats scenting blood.

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Trump-Russia investigation | The Guardian


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