Ahead of Attorney General William Barr’s hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Fox News “Special Report” host Bret Baier said that Robert Mueller acknowledged that Barr’s controversial summary of the Special Counsel’s investigation was not incorrect, despite raising some concerns about its execution and the ensuing media coverage.
It was revealed Tuesday night by The Washington Post that Mueller expressed in both a letter and a phone call to Barr that he was frustrated by Barr’s summary of his investigation, and the resulting media coverage of it.
Mueller wrote in a letter to Barr that the attorney general’s interpretation of his investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”
During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, Baier pointed out that although Mueller did get in contact with Barr about his letter, a Department of Justice spokesperson said that Mueller did not believe that Barr’s conclusions were inaccurate.
Specifically, Baier highlighted the phone call between Barr and Mueller, which was described by the spokesperson as “cordial and professional.”
“The Special Counsel emphasized that nothing in the Attorney General’s March 24 letter was inaccurate or misleading,” the spokeswoman told “The Washington Post.”
“But, he expressed frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage regarding the Special Counsel’s obstruction analysis.”
Baier argued that the Attorney General will face rigorous questioning this week, and so it was important to recognize that Mueller did acknowledge that Barr’s conclusions were not wrong.
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