Attorney General William P. Barr
Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller was not engaging in a political stunt with his appearance Wednesday, say Northeastern law and politics professors. But the bitter partisan divide over his summary of his investigation overshadows what U.S. citizens should be paying attention to: Russian election interference.
Attorney General William P. Barr characterized the report by Special Counsel Robert F. Mueller released Thursday as much more favorable toward President Donald J. Trump than the actual report appears to be, according to Northeastern law and political science professors. The gulf between Barr’s assessment of the report and the findings of the report could erode the trust Americans have in the rule of law, they said.
Following the partial disclosure on Sunday of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that cleared Trump of collusion, the House of Representatives is likely to demand the release of any underlying documents and testimony from various players, including Mueller himself, says Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner.