Of course, the news of the impending release of the report did not satisfy all congressional Democrats. While the four-page letter released by Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates around the time of the 2016 election, it also said Mueller had presented evidence on both sides of the obstruction question and ultimately did not reach a conclusion on it.
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".
On his program Tuesday, Limbaugh said Democrats are being "driven mad", and they can not accept that there is no Trump-Russia collusion nor a conspiracy at the Justice Department to cover it up.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has been unequivocal in calls for access to the full work product from Mueller's office - not only his report but the testimony, intelligence and other material that supported his findings.
Barr said in the summary released last month that Mueller didn't find a criminal conspiracy between the campaign and the Kremlin.
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President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russian Federation investigation. And Democrats immediately called for Mueller to testify and for his entire 400-page report to be released. When asked if he has shown or discussed the report with the White House, Barr notably declined to answer.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him in an Associated Press interview of doing the president's bidding and said his "spying" comments undermine his position as the nation's top law enforcement official. "And the first impression of the Mueller report was very good for Trump". That is a change from Barr's past statement just 11 days ago when he said in a letter sent to the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. He added that he didn't know what's in the Mueller report, "but there are going to be things that maybe cause some people to say, 'Oh, gosh, I didn't know that existed.' Now, does it reach a threshold?" Mueller also summarized the reasoning for and against bringing an obstruction charge against Trump.
Barr, appearing before a Senate panel, did not say what "spying" had taken place but seemed likely to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained on a Trump associate.
Fox News is also told that the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) is separately looking into whether former FBI Director James Comey mishandled classified information by including a variety of sensitive matters in his private memos, including the name and code name of a confidential human source.