AG Nominee Barr Rejects Giuliani’s Demand to ‘Correct’ Final Mueller Report: ‘That Will Not Happen’
On Tuesday, William Barr dismissed Rudy Giuliani‘s recent suggestion that President Donald Trump‘s legal team should be allowed to “correct” Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s final report before his investigative findings go public.
Barr faced a lot of questions during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, much of them centered on how the attorney general nominee intends to oversee the Mueller probe and how he intends to conduct himself with regard to Trump. The proceedings got particularly heated when Barr disputed Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) when asked if he was critical of the Russia probe because of his disagreements with Mueller’s approach.
When the discussion turned towards executive privilege, Leahy eventually noted that Trump lawyer Giuliani said in an interview that Mueller should show his results to Trump’s team so they’ll have a chance to “correct” his report before it is sent to Congress. When asked if he would allow this, Barr was explicit.
“That will not happen,” he said.
Watch above, via CNN.
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