In response to a story in the New York Times claiming that members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team believe that the Mueller report is more damaging that Attorney General Bill Barr has indicated, President Trump lashed out on Twitter and called the Times a "Fake News paper" with no "legitimate sources."
"The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report. In fact, they probably had no sources at all! They are a Fake News paper who have already been forced to apologize for their incorrect and very bad reporting on me!"
The big picture: The Times story, which has been corroborated by the Washington Post and NBC News, reports that Mueller investigators have expressed frustration to associates about Barr's summary of his "principal conclusions" of the special counsel's findings. One source told the Washington Post: "It was much more acute than Barr suggested." The Justice Department released a statement on Thursday clarifying that Barr's letter was not intended to be a summary of the full Mueller report.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.