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Barr: Mueller Examined 10 ‘Episodes’ of Potential Obstruction by Trump


Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller mentions 10 “episodes” of potential obstruction of justice in the still-unreleased report.

Some pundits have cast doubt on the intent behind this morning’s press conference. They say Barr is covering for President Donald Trump, and trying to set the narrative behind the Mueller Report before its actual release.

In any case, Barr repeated and emphasized his earlier summation of the Mueller Report: That the special counsel found “no collusion” and that evidence did not support a finding of obstruction of justice.

Mueller, he said, reviewed 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice in the case. He said that while he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disagreed with some of the special counsel’s “legal theories,” they adopted that framework in their analysis, and determined the findings didn’t support obstruction.

Barr didn’t detail the 10 episodes. Conservative attorney George Conway, Trump critic and husband to the president’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, wondered aloud why this wasn’t discussed when the attorney general wrote his original summary of the report.

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