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Factbox: Five things Attorney General Barr revealed about the Mueller report

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Attorney General William Barr held a news conference on Thursday to provide his account of how he handled Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
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William Barr Just Ensured He'll Stay Front and Center in the Mueller Report Debate

1 month ago   |   By Time

Attorney General William Barr used his press conference in advance of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller ‘s report to issue an emphatic statement about the report's conclusions: Russia had indeed interfered with the 2016 presidential election, but neither Donald Trump nor his associates cooperated with them.
Barr ventured beyond an explanation of Justice Department processes to frame the report's conclusions for the public. Using language that echoed the President's own, he repeated a half-dozen times that there had been “no collusion” between Trump's team and Russian...
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Transcript: Attorney General William Barr's press conference remarks ahead of Mueller report release

Transcript: Attorney General William Barr's press conference remarks ahead of Mueller report release

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Attorney General William Barr's opening remarks at Thursday's press conference ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, as prepared for delivery: Good Morning. Thank you all for being here today. On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations. As I said during my Senate confirmation hearing and since, I am committed to ensuring the greatest possible degree of...
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Barr defends Trump before release of special counsel's Russia report

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday offered a spirited defense of President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, emphasizing that it found no collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
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Attorney General Barr's full remarks on the Mueller report

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

Barr spoke to reporters before the release of the nearly 400-page report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Here's what he said.
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Recapping The Big Moments In Mueller Russia Investigation

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The Justice Department is expected to release a redacted version of the Mueller report on Thursday. And Attorney General William Barr is expected to hold a news conference ahead of its release.
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Read Attorney General William Barr's Full Remarks Ahead of the Mueller Report Release

1 month ago   |   By Time

Attorney General William Barr delivered remarks Thursday before releasing a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election .
As they did with Barr's four-page letter about the report's conclusions last month, Democrats criticized the press conference as an attempt to defend President Donald Trump and offer a “partisan” summary of the redacted report before the public could read it in full. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for Mueller to testify before Congress directly.
Barr said...
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Barr Repeatedly Defends Trump Ahead of Mueller Report Release

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Ahead of the long-awaited release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, Attorney General William Barr repeatedly stated Thursday that neither President Donald Trump nor his campaign cooperated with Russian efforts, emphasizing that Trump faced “an unprecedented situation” of scrutiny while trying to fulfill his duties as president.
“That is the bottom line,” Barr said during a news conference. “After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel...
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