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 pens op-ed calling for Trump impeachment proceedings George Conway pens op-ed calling for Trump impeachment proceedings CNN's Jim Acosta: Trump is 'crazy like a fox' MORE, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Biden, Sanders to share stage at first DNC debate Trump says he will not fire Kellyanne Conway for Hatch Act violations MORE who has been critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE, on Thursday called out Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump's Justice Department should change its tune on antitrust policy Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Trump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community MORE over how he originally framed the findings from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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.