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Stacey Abrams: Barr’s Mueller letter ‘like having your brother summarize your report card’

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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) on Monday called for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, saying Attorney General William Barr’s summary was “like having your brother summarize your report card to your parents.”

“We should be deeply suspicious, especially since he had 12 tardies and at least three times ditching class,” Abrams said at an event in Los Angeles promoting her new book, “Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change.” 

{mosads}Abrams called Barr an “avowed partisan who in part auditioned for the job by disparaging the report” and compared it to her 2018 gubernatorial race against Georgia’s then-Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R). “As someone who has a recent experience of having the referee being in charge of the scorekeeping and being the contestant, I am always suspect of a process that does not have independence,” Abrams said.

In Barr’s summary of the report, issued Sunday afternoon, the attorney general wrote that Mueller had found no evidence of coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign and made no conclusions on obstruction of justice. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reviewed the report and determined Trump did not obstruct justice.

At the same event, Abrams called rumors that former Vice President Joe Biden is considering her as a 2020 running mate “pure speculation made up by somebody else,” saying only that she and Biden “had a lovely lunch.”

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