Some members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team told The Washington Post on Thursday that they gathered “alarming and significant” evidence in their investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Trump, and Attorney General Barr’s summary of the report does not do their full report justice.
The Post, citing unidentified sources, reported that members of Mueller’s team have voiced frustration about how Barr downplayed the findings of their investigation in his four-page summary to Congress.
“It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” one source told the newspaper.
The New York Times reported Wednesday night that members of Mueller’s team were growing frustrated with how Barr portrayed their investigation into Russian interference and Trump.
Some members of Mueller’s team felt that Barr should’ve included more information from their own summaries of the investigation, according to the Times.
The Post reports that some members were frustrated that Barr did not release summaries they had prepared.
“There was immediate displeasure from the team when they saw how the attorney general had characterized their work instead,” one U.S. official briefed on the matter told the Post.