"I also believe it is very important that the public and Congress be informed of the results of the Special Counsel's work", Barr wrote. Not only did I never work for Russian Federation, I think it's a disgrace that you even asked that question because it's a whole big fat hoax.
In releasing written testimony ahead of his hearing, the Justice Department moved to pre-empt the most significant questions Barr is likely to face from Democrats on the panel - including whether he can oversee without bias or interference the final stages of Mueller's probe into potential ties between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign, and whether he will permit the findings to be made public.
"I believe it is in the best interest of everyone - the President, Congress, and, most importantly, the American people - that this matter be resolved by allowing the Special Counsel to complete his work, " Barr will say.
Democrats expressed not just their concerns with Whitaker's lack of recusal, but with how the ethics process will work for William Barr - the former attorney general and President Trump's pick to replace Whitaker - if he's confirmed.
In his testimony, Barr said he has known Mueller professionally for 30 years and has confidence in his abilities. He previously was attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush. "If confirmed, I will not permit partisan politics, personal interests, or any other improper consideration to interfere with this or any other investigation".
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Loren Okuly, an individual outside of Dillard's during the incident, told KSL that he, "saw cops come in from everywhere". Any details about a potential connection between the victims and shooters was not immediately released Sunday.
"'As I understand it, his theory is premised on a novel and legally insupportable reading of the law", Barr wrote, the Wall Street Journal reported.
While it is believed that Mueller will conclude his investigation with a report, the mechanism by which that report will reach the public has been the subject of some concern, particularly with a new Trump nominee, William Barr, preparing to take control of the justice department, including the special counsel's office.
Barr goes on to promise transparency as AG, saying Mueller's findings should be made available to everyone.
Clinton, the former Democratic presidential nominee, jumped on the latest revelations, tweeting debate footage from 2016 in which she blasted Trump for bending to Putin's will and writing: "Like I said: A puppet". "And, if you confirm me, that is how it will be, and I have not given him any, other than that I would run the Department with professionalism and integrity". It is not clear how much of the investigation will be left by then. Nor did it address other potential obstruction-of-justice theories or argue, as some have erroneously suggested, that a President can never obstruct justice. He also called the probe into whether Trump obstructed justice 'fatally misconceived.' Rosenstein said it didn't have an impact on him.