UPDATED 9:24 AM — Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Attorney General William Barr recently testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee regarding the Department of Justice’s 2020 budget.
On Tuesday, Barr laid out what the Justice Department needs for law enforcement across the country, but he was mostly grilled on the Mueller report and his summary of the special counsel’s findings.
The attorney general said a redacted Mueller report would be released within a week, and the special counsel team did not play a role in drafting his letter to Congress.
“And so, I think that from my standpoint, within a week I will be in a position to release the report to the public, and then I will engage with the chairman of both Judiciary Committees about that report and about any further requests that they have,” he stated.
Barr said he gave the Mueller team a chance to review his summary of the Mueller report, but they declined.
He added, he is also looking into “conduct of the investigation,” and said the inspector general is investigating the FISA process.