RELEASE: Redacted Mueller Report Should Be Met With Serious Skepticism
WASHINGTON – In anticipation of U.S. Attorney General Barr’s partial and redacted release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, links to President Trump’s campaign, and related issues, Constitutional Accountability Center President Elizabeth Wydra issued the following statement:
Much of Attorney General Barr’s credibility is already shot when it comes to being forthright on tough rule-of-law questions swirling around President Trump. Barr has been acting less and less like the people’s lawyer—as the U.S. Attorney General is supposed to be—and more and more like President Trump’s personal lawyer.
Every day that has passed without disclosure of the Special Counsel’s findings—in full to Congress, and in as unabridged and unredacted a form as possible to the American people—has reinforced the concern that Barr might be covering up significant wrongdoing at the hands of his boss. Any redactions of the Mueller Report, or refusal to provide portions of its apparently lengthy analysis and evidence, will and should be met with serious skepticism.
TV (BBC): CAC’s Elizabeth Wydra Discusses House Subpoena of Mueller Report on BBC World News, April 3, 2019: https://www.theusconstitution.org/news/tv-bbc-cacs-elizabeth-wydra-discusses-house-subpoena-of-mueller-report-on-bbc-world-news/
OP-ED: How Congress Can Get Around a New Ruling That Threatens the Release of the Mueller Report, by Brianne J. Gorod and Ashwin Phatak, Slate, April 5, 2019: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/mckeever-barr-mueller-report-grand-jury.html
OP-ED: Congress Should Sue for the Mueller Materials Today, by Brianne J. Gorod, Slate, April 5, 2019: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/congress-mueller-report-lawsuit.html
CAC ISSUE BRIEF: The Historical and Legal Basis for the Exercise of Congressional Oversight Authority, by Brianne J. Gorod, Brian R. Frazelle, Ashwin Phatak, January 30, 2019: https://www.theusconstitution.org/think_tank/issue-brief-the-historical-and-legal-basis-for-the-exercise-of-congressional-oversight-authority/
CAC ISSUE BRIEF: The President’s Duty To Obey Court Judgments, by David H. Gans, June 4, 2018: https://www.theusconstitution.org/think_tank/issue-brief-the-presidents-duty-to-obey-court-judgments/
CAC ISSUE BRIEF: The Russia Investigation: What Happens to the Grand Jury if Mueller Is Fired?, by Brianne J. Gorod and
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