George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE on Sunday warned that there is a "critical distinction" between finding evidence President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE or his campaign colluded with Russia and concluding a crime was committed, suggesting evidence of collusion may exist.
Conway, an attorney and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE, said special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE would have reported that he found no evidence of collusion if that was the case and that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMichael Cohen officially released from prison sentence Incoming NAACP Legal Defense Fund president sees progress against 'revitalized mission to advance white supremacy' Fox's Bartiromo called Bill Barr 'screaming' about election fraud: book MORE would have repeated that language in his summary to Congress.
"But Mueller didn’t, and Barr didn’t," George Conway, who is publicly critical of Trump tweeted.
Yes, please do. It’s a critical distinction, and one not hard to understand. If Mueller had used the words “no evidence of a conspiracy or coordination” (i.e., no collusion), you can be damned sure Barr would have quoted those words. But Mueller didn’t, and Barr didn’t. https://t.co/dkLxnEWPQz— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 14, 2019
Barr in late March released to Congress a summary of Mueller's findings, the result of a nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
Mueller "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," according to a quote from Mueller's full report included in Barr's summary.
Barr in his summary wrote in his own words that Mueller "did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election."
Recent reports have raised questions about whether Barr's summary of Mueller's report was completely accurate. Democrats have demanded the release of the full report as well as its underlying evidence, in an effort to assess the conclusion Barr reported.
"He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think, is just completely bizarre," Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week MORE said last week, defending Barr's summary.
Barr said last week that he is on track to release a redacted version of the nearly 400-page report to Congress by mid-April.