Mueller report to be delivered to Congress by mid-April: Barr

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Despite Attorney General William Barr releasing a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, almost half of Americans believe otherwise.

The White House has been taking a prolonged victory lap after receiving Robert Mueller's inconclusive report.

In addition to his focus on Russia, Schiff recently called for investigating former Orchids of Asia Day Spa owner Li Yang and any illegal influence operation trying to sell access to Trump.

Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of the report remains the only thing most Americans, including those in Congress, know about it.

The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee says he's disappointed that the attorney general will take weeks instead of days to release the special counsel's report on Russia's election interference. Barr has said he'll release at least a partial version in April and also told Nadler he would agree to testify before his committee.

"Again, Congress must see the full report."
The House has passed a similar resolution.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder praised Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for continuing to insist that, despite Barr's letter, the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation. It seems doubtful that they'll get any work done at all over the next 18 months in that environment. And now we have the conclusion from Mueller that it did not happen.

Mr. Barr has a record of exonerating administration officials. Trump tweeted shortly before the hearing began. The Democrats and media who intentionally misled the general public for almost two years, should own their mistake, come forward, and admit they went too far.

In a typically free-form, 90-minute speech, Mr Trump used crude language to deride the investigation.

Republican members of the intelligence panel opened a Thursday session on Russian meddling with an attack on Schiff.

"As such, we have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your constitutional responsibility, and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee".

"There's a difference between compelling evidence of collusion and whether the special counsel concludes that he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt the criminal charge of conspiracy", Schiff claimed in an interview with ABC.

"You might say that's all OK", Schiff said.

'In one way you could say it's a crime what he did, because ... he was making frightful statements that he knew were false'. "I think it's corrupt and evidence of collusion".

Mr Mueller's team has charged 34 people - including six former Trump aides and a dozen Russians - as well as three companies since the former FBI director was appointed to head up the investigation.

Barr described Mueller's report as almost 400 pages long, not including the tables and supporting materials, which he said sets forth Mueller's analysis, findings and the reasons for his conclusions.

Because Mueller did not reach a conclusion, the final decision was left to Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Pelosi rallied to Schiff's defence. "Is he afraid of the truth?" she said. "By law, the evidence he has uncovered on all counterintelligence matters must now be shared with the House Intelligence Committee, whether it resulted in indictment or not".

Kansas common sense would dictate that if there is no collusion, no intent to commit a crime, indeed no crime, then of course there can not be obstruction of justice.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., defended Schiff, saying earlier this week that he expects him to be "chairing that committee for a long time to come".