AG Nominee William Barr Reportedly Sent DOJ a Memo Earlier This Year Criticizing Part of Mueller Probe

Former Attorney General William Barr, chosen by President Donald Trump to be the next AG, reportedly sent the Justice Department an “unsolicited memo” this year regarding Robert Mueller‘s investigation.

Barr’s views on the probe are of particular relevant to the position he’s been nominated for, and per the Wall Street Journal, he has taken exception to the obstruction part of the investigation, in a memo apparently sent in June:

In the memo, Mr. Barr wrote he sent it as a “former official” who hoped his “views may be useful.” He wrote he was concerned about the part of Mr. Mueller’s probe that, according to news reports in the Journal and elsewhere, has explored whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in asking then-FBI director James Comeyto drop an investigation into former national security adviser Mike Flynn’s contacts with Russia, and by later firing Mr. Comey.

He also criticized Mueller for his “grossly irresponsible” approach and writes, “Mueller should not be permitted to demand that the President submit to interrogation about alleged obstruction.”

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