Washington Examiner: Trump legal team working to refine 140-page counter-report to Mueller findings15 April 2019 | 18:29 | FOCUS News Agency
Trump’s team has been working on the counter-report for months, with news coming out last August that it would focus on whether the initiation of Mueller’s 22-month investigation was legitimate.
The counter report is now reportedly 140 pages long, but Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he hopes to shave it down to 50 pages by the time the Mueller report is released, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Since Attorney General William Barr’s four-page summary of the report said Mueller could not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, Giuliani said the bulk of the counter-report will likely focus on obstruction of justice claims, with much of its collusion material removed.
Since Mueller didn’t exonerate Trump on obstruction claims, Giuliani said he expects the report to show an internal debate within Mueller’s team about whether the president obstructed justice, a point that Trump’s team will actively dispute in the counter-report. Barr wrote in his summary that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded there was insufficient evidence to establish obstruction.
Barr has signaled that the release of the report would come this week, confirming at a Senate hearing last Wednesday that the report would be released in the coming days.
© 2019 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory!