Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Trump Surfaced Sanctuary Cities Immigrant Plan To Distract From Mueller Report

Trump Surfaced Sanctuary Cities Immigrant Plan To Distract From Mueller Report

As Washington D.C. politicians brace themselves for the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, the White House reportedly only has a "bare-bones" plan in place for handling the document: Speed reading the nearly 400-page redacted report and zeroing in on two unanswered questions.

Barr, a Trump appointee, submitted a four-page summary of the almost 400-page report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees last month, in which he stated that Mueller had found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation but had left open the question of whether the president obstructed justice during the probe. Barr has repeatedly said he's working with Mueller's team to redact information that could compromise sources and other ongoing investigations.

"Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction", the president tweeted Monday. Nadler noted that Barr, before he became the country's top law enforcement official, wrote that Trump could not obstruct justice because the president "is the boss of the Justice Department and could order it around to institute an investigation, to eliminate an investigation or could not be questioned about that". Mr Barr concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that such an offence had been... The president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow refused to disclose how they will tackle the redacted report - which Barr is expected to deliver this week - though he told the newspaper it will be similar to how they responded to Barr's summary sent to Congress.

The attorney general indicated that he would be open to negotiating with congressional leaders who want to see Mueller's underlying evidence once the report is released.

Last month, Barr released a letter saying Mueller had not established evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives, but also saying Mueller had provided evidence of alleged obstruction of justice by Donald Trump while declining to recommend prosecution.

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