Between the lines: GOP will use Justice report vs. Mueller

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President Trump speaking to the press. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Justice Department's inspector general report on the FBI's handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails during the 2016 presidential election gave new ammunition to President Trump and other Republicans to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: Republicans touted the report as a meaningful development that will damage Mueller's credibility with the public and hold up President Trump.