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Dems See Opening to Continue Probe on Obstruction of Justice

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Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 24 March 2019 05:35 PM

Democrats are jumping on Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report in a letter to Congress that its findings were inconclusive on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as justification to proceed with their own investigation, Politico reported Sunday.

"This letter leaves more questions than answers; a sanitized summary from Trump's handpicked bodyguard is not acceptable," Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., said. "Barr has his finger on the scale to protect Trump. The full report should be released immediately."

His Democratic colleague in the House, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., added "according to the Attorney General's letter, he described a pattern of evidence suggesting the president engaged in obstruction of justice," Politico reported

Barr wrote in his letter to the Congress that "The report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the special counsel views as 'difficult issues' of law and fact concerning whether the president's actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction."

Barr added Mueller stated in his final report that "while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

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Democrats are jumping on Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report in a letter to Congress that its findings were inconclusive on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice as justification to proceed with their own investigation, Politico reported.
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