Mueller communicated his agitation in a letter to the Justice Department just days after Barr issued a four-page document that summarized the special counsel's conclusions about whether President Donald Trump's campaign had conspired with Russian Federation and whether the president had tried to illegally obstruct the probe.
"The Special Counsel's report demonstrates that there are many subsidiary considerations informing that prosecutorial judgment-including whether particular legal theories would extend to the facts of the case and whether the evidence is sufficient to prove one or another element of a crime", Barr wrote.
"There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation", according to Mueller's letter.
"This threatens to undermine a central goal for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations", he added.
A major focus of the hearing is likely to be the Tuesday night revelation that Mueller told Barr, in a letter to the Justice Department and in a phone call, that he was frustrated with how the conclusions of his investigation were being portrayed.
The Mueller report documents at least 77 specific instances where Trump administration officials, family members, campaign staff, Republican backers and the President's associates lied or made false assertions (sometimes unintentionally) to Congress, the public or authorities, according to a new CNN analysis.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec, in a statement, confirmed that Mueller wrote to Barr after the summary was released to express frustration over "the lack of context and the resulting media coverage", particularly about Mueller's conclusions on obstruction of justice.
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Mueller's team added that they would not draw a conclusion on the question of obstruction because they were constrained by current DOJ policy that states a sitting president can not be indicted. Barr said he and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, had determined there was insufficient evidence to establish the president committed obstruction of justice. DOJ officials, per the Washington Post, were reportedly taken aback by the letter and a "cordial and professional conversation" between Barr and Mueller ensued.
It remained unclear Tuesday whether Barr would appear before the House committee.
Citing "law enforcement officials", the Post reported that the two men had a 15-minute private conversation the next day, March 28. "The attorney general should not have taken it upon himself to describe the special counsel's findings in a light more favorable to the president", Rep.
Mr. Barr wrote in his letter that Mr. Mueller did not establish that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. In a nutshell, the full redacted report details how Donald Trump and his associates were receptive to Russia's election help and President Trump's subsequent efforts to obstruct the federal investigation into that conduct.
Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert Mueller testifies at a Senate Judiciary Hearing focusing on the attempted bombing incident on Northwest Flight 253 January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
Julian Castro, a 2020 Democratic presidential-primary candidate, said Mr. Barr must be removed from office. "If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state". In his press conference on the morning of April 18, Barr repeatedly claimed that Mueller found "no collusion".