Attorney General William Barr testified before a House subcommittee Tuesday on Capitol Hill before lawmakers since releasing his four-page summary on the key findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The official purpose of the hearing, which was being conducted by the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, was to discuss Barr’s fiscal year 2020 spending request for the Department of Justice. However, Democrats chose to spend their time instead, chasing shiny objects and worrying about the Mueller report summary.
The Attorney General indicated immediately that a redacted version of the Mueller report would be made available within a week. “I think that from my standpoint, within a week I will be in a position to release the report to the public.” He said.
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) basically called out Democrats for their continued conspiracy charades as they seem to think that Barr is hiding something. Graves laid out all facts in Barr’s summary, and after doing doing so, Barr confirmed that his summary speaks for itself: “no collusion, no obstruction.”
Graves began, “Just to remind the committee, we’ve heard a lot about the Mueller report today.” (Continued Below)
“Twenty two months of investigations, 2800 subpoenas, 25 million dollars from taxpayers, 500 witness interviews, 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, and who knows how many warrants…. ” Graves explained.
He continued, “And the conclusions were simple: no collusion, no obstruction.”
Graves said that when Barr first released his summary that Democrats complained that the summary wasn’t being released fast enough, now they are complaining that Barr released it too fast without reviewing all of the evidence. (Continued Below)
Graves asked Barr point for everyone in the committee to hear so they would stop their drama: “Is there anything new you’ve seen since the review– the entirety of the report– that would change your conclusions?”
Attorney General William Barr is a smart man and obviously picked up on what Graves what trying to present to the tin-foil hat wearers.
Barr responded, “No, Congressman. As I explained, my March 24th letter was meant to explain the bottom line conclusions of the report, not summarize the report. I tried to use as much of the Special Counsel’s own language as I could, but they were just stating the bottom line conclusions.” (Video Below)
Graves jumped in and declared, “No collusion, no obstruction, it’s over, it’s done!”
Barr smiled, laughed and replied for the haters, “The letter speaks for itself.”