AG William Barr testifies to House Appropriations subcommittee

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And when we see you taking sides against the law of the land, taking sides that we may not think is in the best interests of the American people, it troubles us'.

Collins' letter comes after Democrats rejected a GOP amendment to release a redacted version of the Mueller report, instead issuing a subpoena for the full report and underlying evidence, putting AG Barr in a catch-22.

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, California Rep. Devin Nunes, told Fox News on Sunday that he was sending eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department, apparently linked to investigations he started in the last Congress about the beginnings of the Russian Federation probe.

He added that he is relying on his own discretion to make as much public as he can.

Mr Mueller completed the report on March 22, just shy of two years from when he began the investigation.

Barr also said Tuesday that he's working with Mueller's office to identify the information in the report that falls within those four categories, but that when they release the redacted report, they will be clear about each type of redaction.

Attorney General Bill Barr insisted that if the administration's position on healthcare was so "outrageous" then Democrats shouldn't worry about it prevailing in court. "I will be in a position within a week to release the report".

The third are information in the report that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions.

"With respect to the Mueller report, he's standing his ground and I'm also very happy to hear him defend the March 24 letter", said Starr referring to the letter summarizing the findings of Mueller's report.

Today at 9:30 a.m. EDT, that will change, as Barr is set to testify on Capitol Hill before a House Appropriations Subcommittee.

The redactions will be color-coded and accompanied by notes explaining the decision to withhold information, he said. EPIC, she said, should not be allowed to "leapfrog" the other requests "simply because they filed a lawsuit".

Why would Team Mueller decline an opportunity to approve Barr's summary of their work? "And in many ways, your letter raises more questions than it answers".

Serrano went on to question Barr about the special counsel's evidence relating to possible obstruction of justice charges against Trump.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said he appreciated the desire of the Electronic Privacy Information Center to obtain the Mueller report, a document detailing what he described as an "extremely important subject matter to the nation".

"Even for someone who has done this job before, I would argue it's more suspicious than impressive", Lowey said.

So far, all Barr has released since Mueller submitted the almost 400-page report on March 22 is a four-page letter, made public two days later, describing the special counsel's main conclusions. The note said Mueller's team found that the Putin government carried out a social media campaign created to "sow social discord, eventually with the aim of disrupting the election".