During an interview on MSNBC, former Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday he’d really like to see more detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that was released just the day before.
Talking to host Ari Melber, Holder admitted this a day after Attorney General William Barr wrote in a letter to Congress that Mueller didn’t reach a conclusion during his investigation as to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, The Hill reports.
In the letter, Barr also said that he and Deputy Attorney General Attorney Rod Rosenstein didn’t find sufficient evidence that the president obstructed justice.
Nevertheless, Holder says he’d like to see more information.
“With regard to obstruction, I think we’re really at the beginning, maybe the middle of this whole process,” he told Melber. “Findings have been made. We need to see what those were. We need to see exactly what was the nature of the interaction between Bob Mueller and Bill Barr.”
He also said it would be good to find out how Barr reached these conclusions.
“What were the things he went through? What laws did he apply? What rules did he apply? How did he interpret the appropriate rules and statutes? How did he apply the facts?” Holder said.
Congress and the American people “are entitled to hear substantially more” than the letter Barr submitted to Congress, Holder told Melber.
“This is just a 4-page memo that makes really consequential determinations and it seems to me that the American people and Congress are entitled to hear substantially more than simply this document,” he said.
Barr has admitted he’s still reviewing Mueller’s report, according to The Guardian. But this is a report that is thousands of pages long and includes 2,800 subpoenas, nearly 500 search warrants and interviews with almost 500 witnesses, so it’s difficult to imagine how he can come up with a short, four-page summary barely one day after the report was submitted.
So it’s understandable that Holder has more than a few concerns, which he discusses with Melber in the video below.
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