Trump Claims He Has Not Read ‘Total Waste of Time’ Mueller Report

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Now we hear grumbling from the Mueller team that the full report isn't exactly the "bowl of cherries" Trump and Barr would have us believe, what a surprise. Trump has claimed the report totally exonerates him, "no collusion, no obstruction, no nothing".

This comes after Trump on Thursday accused The Times of not having any "legitimate sources". It also said that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him".

Attorney General William Barr has said he will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's final report, which was officially submitted last month, by mid-April.

Two weeks after he exonerated President Donald Trump in the Russian Federation meddling investigation, Attorney General Bill Barr faces mounting pressure to show the full evidence behind his decision.

But news media reports this week said members of Mr Mueller's team were unhappy with the way Mr Barr, a Trump appointee, had characterised the report's conclusions.

Ultimately, the president posted a New York Post article encouraging Democrats to "give up" - a clear shot across the bow of Democratic-led House committees now ramping up their own investigations of the president, his family, and his businesses.

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Nadler indicated that he will not immediately issue the subpoenas, but rather attempt to use them as leverage over Barr and others to voluntarily provide the requested report and testify about it.

"There's a lot of pressure all pointing in the direction of doing a robust release, said John Bies, who held senior roles in the Justice Department during the Obama administration and now works at American Oversight, a liberal watchdog group. Let's see what the attorney general does first", he said.

Asked if the full report might have evidence that Mr. Trump attempted to obstruct justice, Giuliani said he is "confident there'll be no evidence of anything really bad" because there would've already been leaks to the press if Mueller's team had gathered any. Under the federal rules of criminal procedure, government officials are not allowed to share material from grand jury proceedings.

Barr ignored an August 2 demand by House Democrats to release the unredacted report. In that letter, Barr, who consulted with deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the Mueller report's conclusions, declined to pursue charges against the president or his allies for "obstruction". He is reviewing the report to determine whether grand jury and classified information has to be withheld.

"The requests for his private tax information are not consistent with governing law, do not advance any proper legislative objective, and threaten to interfere with the ordinary conduct of audits", Mr Consovoy said.