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House Democrats call on Barr to testify about Mueller report

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Following the release of Attorney General Bill Barr's summary of the Mueller report, House Judiciary chairman Jerrold Nadler tweeted Sunday that Democrats plan to call on Barr to testify before the committee.

"In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before @HouseJudiciary in the near future."

Mueller investigation finds no Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia

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Robert Mueller leaving church on March 24, Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

After taking the weekend to pore over the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr has sent Congress his summary of the "principal conclusions" from the special counsel's 675-day investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.

The bottom line:

  • "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."
  • On the question of obstruction of justice, Barr writes that while Mueller's report "does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
  • Barr says he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that the evidence "is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense," noting that the government would have to prove such a case "beyond a reasonable doubt."
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