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 ConwayPBS reporter says media coverage of Trump feels like 'a team sport' Kellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus MORE, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBiden fights for attention in coronavirus news cycle Trump says he's open to speaking to Biden about coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden offers to talk coronavirus response with Trump MORE who has been critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE, on Thursday called out Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response Feds distributing masks, other gear seized in price-gouging investigation to NY, NJ health care workers MORE over how he originally framed the findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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. 

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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.