President Trump criticized the New York Times on Thursday, claiming that the latter had "no legitimate source" for his latest report, claiming that the report of the special advocate Robert Mueller on Russia was more damaging to the president that Attorney General William Barr had revealed in his summary.
"The New York Times had no legitimate source, which would be totally illegal, regarding the Mueller report. In fact, they probably had no source! They are a Fake News newspaper that have already been forced to apologize for their bad and very bad reporting on me! Trump tweeted on Thursday.
DEMOCRATIC JUDICIAL OFFICE AUTHORIZES SUB-POINAS FOR MUELLER'S REPORT
The president 's tweet came after the New York Times published an article on Wednesday, saying that Mueller' s prosecutors had said Barr 's summary of the report was insufficient and that the results of the report had been disappointing. Investigations were more troubling to the President than what the Attorney General had told the prosecutor. last month.
In its initial summary, Barr's more than 300-page Mueller report revealed that the special council had found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaigners and the Russians in the 2016 presidential election.
The Special Council also considered whether the President had obstructed justice in any way, but ultimately failed to reach a conclusion on this issue. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, on the contrary, made the decision, claiming that the evidence "was not sufficient to establish that the President had committed an offense of obstructing justice".
At the same time, the Justice Department on Thursday rejected a separate report, published by the Washington Post, in which it was stated that Barr had not published summary information prepared by the team specialized legal advisers and deemed appropriate.
BARR PUBLISHES MUELLER'S REPORT AT THE CONGRESS TOWARDS MIDDLE APRIL, IF NOT MORE SO MUCH
A senior Justice Department official told Fox News that The Post's report was "not true" and said the outlet was guilty of "misrepresentation".
"Every page of the" Confidential Report "provided to Attorney General Barr on March 22, 2019 was marked" May Contain Protected Material Under the Fed ". R. Crim. P. 6 (e) '- a law that protects the confidential information of the grand jury – and therefore can not be made public, "said Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec in a statement to Fox News "In view of the extraordinary interest of the public in this matter, the Attorney General has decided to publish immediately the conclusions of the report and its conclusions, without attempting to summarize it, on the understanding that the report itself would be published after the writing process.
She added, "As stated by the Attorney General in his March 29 letter to President Graham and President Nadler, he does not believe the report should be published" in series or on a piecemeal basis ". The ministry continues to work with the special advisor to develop the appropriate editorial staff. the report so that it can be disseminated to Congress and the public. "
Although Barr has decided to work with the special council to review the report and identify areas containing sensitive elements to be removed, Democrats in the House demand that the full report, without redactions, be given to Congress for consideration.
The Judiciary Committee of the House, chaired by Representative Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Authorized Wednesday the subpoena of the full report Mueller. The authorization does not issue subpoenas, but gives the jury the opportunity to do so if it deems it necessary.
Barr announced that he would issue the report to Congress by mid-April, "if not sooner".
Jake Gibson of Fox News contributed to this report.