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Nadler: Barr 'must answer' for Mueller's objections to letter on probe's findings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerThis week: Congress races to wrap work for the year Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Trump campaign, RNC announce 0 million post-election fundraising haul Michigan voter fraud hearing goes viral for alleged flatulence, unruly witness MORE "must answer" for reports that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting MORE objected to Barr's summarization of the conclusions in the investigation into Russia's election interference.

Nadler's comment comes after The Washington Post reported that Mueller sent Barr a letter in late March expressing concern that Barr did not "fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of the special counsel's probe.

"I have demanded the letter & Barr must answer for this. Mueller must be allowed to testify," Nadler tweeted shortly after the Post published its report, which comes two days before Barr is slated to testify before Congress.

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Mueller reportedly sent the letter to Barr on March 27, shortly after the attorney general sent a memo to lawmakers stating the special counsel didn't find evidence of coordination between President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's 2016 campaign and Russia.

In the letter, Mueller reportedly argues that Barr “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions" in his description of the report's conclusions.

“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations,” he wrote, according to the letter obtained by The Washington Post, which called on Barr to release the introductions and executive summaries in the report.

Top Democrats have been highly critical of Barr’s handling of the Mueller report, which was more than 400 pages, alleging he was highly partisan while presenting the findings of the investigation.

Nadler issued a formal request for Mueller to testify earlier this month, echoing the calls of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms Trump supporters could hand Senate control to Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.).

Barr is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but it remains unclear whether he will show up due to objections over Democrats' call to allow for a half hour of questioning from committee lawyers in addition to being grilled by the panel’s lawmakers.