Conway's husband calls out Barr over original framing of Mueller report

Conway's husband calls out Barr over original framing of Mueller report
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George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge Conway tweets cartoon of Trump whispering 'it's an invasion' in gun-toting man's ear George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement Federal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments MORE, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump health chief: Officials actively 'working on' ObamaCare replacement plan Campaign aide: Trump asking questions shared by 'millions of Americans' with Epstein conspiracy theory Former acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death MORE who has been critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE, on Thursday called out Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrAttorney General Barr's license to kill Medical examiner confirms Epstein death by suicide Justice Dept. says Mueller report has been downloaded 800 million times MORE over how he originally framed the findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE's report. 

"Could you imagine what a judge would say if you cropped a sentence this way in a brief?" Conway tweeted after Mueller's 400-page report was released. Many noted following the report's release that Barr's original four-page summary of Mueller's investigation excluded a part of the special counsel's conclusions on collusion. 


Mueller wrote in his report that the 2016 Trump campaign knew that it would benefit from Russia's illegal efforts to interfere in the election. However, he said that the campaign did not commit any criminal wrongdoing to help in those efforts.

"Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," the report said.

In his initial memo, Barr, citing a partial quote from the report, wrote in his summary released last month that Mueller "did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

Conway, a frequent critic of Trump's, took issue with the framing, saying in a separate tweet that Barr never acknowledged the "substance" of what he cropped out. 

The widely anticipated report on Mueller's probe into Russia's election interference and Trump was released on Thursday. Mueller did not establish that the Trump campaign knowingly colluded with Moscow. 

The report notes that Mueller was unable to “conclusively determine” that no criminal conduct occurred in regards to obstruction of justice. 

"While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” the report states.