Dem senator: Many Republicans ‘privately expressed concerns’ about Mueller findings
“Many privately expressed concerns about what was revealed in the Mueller report in part because of the gap between what Attorney General [William] Barr characterized as being in the Mueller report and what was actually in the Mueller report for those who have taken the time to read through it,” Coons said.
Coons says he was “surprised” to see a GOPer say “publicly” what “many are thinking privately” about Mueller report pic.twitter.com/f3TBCOR6sN
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Mueller handed over his report to Barr in late March. The attorney general quickly released a four-page summary of the top-line conclusions to Congress. Mueller, in a March letter that was released this month, raised concerns to Barr about his memo, writing that it didn’t “capture the context, nature and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”
“Those who have read the Mueller report cannot avoid the conclusion that the President and some of his absolutely core advisers engaged in profoundly disappointing, reprehensible conduct. Conduct that would rise to the level of an obstruction of justice charge if he were anyone other than the president of the United States,” he said.
But Coons drew a hard line between Republicans raising concerns about Trump’s behavior and Republicans being willing to impeach Trump, saying he hadn’t “spoken to a single Republican senator who would vote to remove the president.”
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