Top Democrat says Barr is trying to spin report

Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller

Special counsel Robert Mueller considered President Donald Trump's written responses to questions related to his almost two-year investigation into foreign election interference in the 2016 presidential election to be "inadequate".

The report indicates there "was, possibly, obstruction of justice" within the Trump administration, Emanuel said, and it will now be up to Congress to investigate those instances.

Trump is expressing confidence about the findings of Mueller's Russian Federation probe in an interview with conservative radio host Larry O'Connor.

US President Donald Trump steps off Air force One as he returns to Washington at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Toobin believes the line is "all but an explicit invitation to Congress to impeach the president".

"The President said the position of Attorney General was his most important appointment and that Sessions had 'let [him] down, '" comparing him to Barack Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy, the attorney general for and brother of John F. Kennedy. Yes, some Trump figures had appeared open to meetings.

Mueller was appointed following the firing of FBI Director James Comey to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials.

Since Barr released that letter, Trump has claimed "complete and total exoneration", and condemned the inquiry as "an illegal takedown that failed". "I'm fucked", Trump said.

The news conference will be held at 9:30 a.m.at the Justice Department in Washington.

Justice Department regulations gave Barr broad authority to decide how much of Mueller's report to make public, but Democrats have demanded the entire report as well as the underlying investigative files.

Barr is expected to release the report to Congress and the public Thursday morning.

Barr said he would redact parts to protect secret grand jury information, intelligence-gathering sources and methods, material that could affect ongoing investigations and information that unduly infringes on the privacy of "peripheral third parties" who were not charged.

Barr has been accused by Democratic lawmakers of trying to spin Mueller's findings, a notion fueled by his decision to hold a press conference ahead of the report's release to present his overview of it and discuss his review process.

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