Just look at what White House ally Richard Burr, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the AP about Mueller's report.
Mueller's team, Barr said, was "helping us select the information in the report that falls into those four categories".
In the House, Barr was squaring off with Democrats who have subpoena power and have already authorized a subpoena in the Judiciary Committee to obtain the full Mueller report and underlying evidence.
Barr said on Tuesday that he doesn't intend "at this stage to send the full unredacted report to the committee". "I am relying on my own discretion to make as much public as I can".
Other Democrats made similar comments on Barr's decisions related to the review of Mueller's probe, which, according to Barr, found no evidence of collusion and did not make a determination on obstruction of justice.
Speaking on the initial release of the report, Trump announced that it "could not have been better".
"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal", Barr said.
Mr Mueller sent his final report to Barr on 22 March, ending his nearly two-year investigation into possible ties between Mr Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation. The Republicans on the Intelligence Committee cited Barr's summary stating that Mueller's probe did not establish a criminal conspiracy to jointly call for Schiff's resignation as chairman last month. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded the evidence Mueller presented did not amount to an obstruction charge.
Despite Barr's favorable conclusion for Trump, more damaging information could be revealed through release of the full report, and House Democrats are hunting for areas where Barr may have shaded the truth in the president's favor.
Barr said he expects to release a redacted copy of the report next week.
Apparent wreckage from missing F-35 jet found: Japan gov't source
Just before the crash, the pilot contacted the other jets in an attempt to cancel the mission, according to officials. The stealth fighter, which has been beset by cost overruns and delays, has a price tag of around $100 million each.
Trump's inner circle knows there will likely be further releases of embarrassing or politically damaging information.
Inviting Mueller to testify, Collins continued, would ensure "we will all hear the unfiltered truth from a man who conducted his investigation with integrity and professionalism".
Barr's own review of the FBI's counterintelligence work, first reported by Bloomberg and confirmed by a U.S. official to CNN, was briefly touched on during his House appropriations hearing, but the attorney general went further during Wednesday's Senate appropriations hearing explaining his reasoning.
"We will color code the excisions from the report and we will provide explanatory notes describing the basis for each redaction", Barr said.
Barr left open the possibility that some members of Congress would be allowed to review secret information from the report in a safe setting.
Across the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he had no concerns with Barr's handling of the report: "I think it really comes down to a question of whether you trust Bill Barr or not".
"In many ways, your letter raises more questions than it answers", Lowey said.
Barr was summoned to Congress to talk about his department's budget request, but lawmakers still asked about the Mueller report as they waited to see it. Barr's opening remarks focused on funding requests for immigration enforcement and the fights against violent crime and opioid addiction, not mentioning the special counsel's report at all.
Barr said he did not have insight into why some on Mueller's team were upset.
Barr said he did not attempt to summarize the special counsel's report because to do so would simply trigger criticism of being under inclusive or over inclusive.