Former federal prosecutor: William Barr’s ‘bizarre’ summary raises more questions than it answers

Renato Mariotti is a former federal prosecutor, and he’s taken a long look at the four-page summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report by Attorney General William Barr. And he’s says there’s still a great deal we don’t know and Barr needs to make explain to the public.

In a Twitter thread he posted Sunday, Mariotti explained what we know and what we still need to learn about Mueller’s findings:

Several legal experts have wondered why exactly Mueller would let Barr decide whether or not President Trump obstructed justice. Since he conducted the investigation, shouldn’t the special counsel be the one who decides if evidence of obstruction exists?

As Mariotti noted, there’s going to be a lot for Congress to inquire about, and they need to be diligent in their duties. And we need to see the full report. Didn’t Trump say he wanted the entire Mueller report released to the public? Then he should be leading the calls for full transparency. If he doesn’t, then talk of a cover-up by the attorney general and White House will only increase.

Featured Image Via the BBC