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@LindseyGrahamSC said there's an unredacted version and it doesn't change the outcome.
.@LindseyGrahamSC: Special Counsel had 19 lawyers, 40 FBI agents, 2800 subpoenas issued, 500 witnesses interviewed, 500 search warrants executed, 13 requests to foreign gov't for information, & over $25M spent over 2 years > still concluded NO COLLUSION with Russia.
.@LindseyGrahamSC: When the Mueller report is put to bed we're going to look at how this all started.
.@LindseyGrahamSC apologized to any kids watching this hearing for quoting a text message with the F bomb.
@SenFeinstein up now. Blah, blah, blah...we don't believe your conclusions. She's now quoting the bogus WaPo piece claiming his memo threatened to undermine Mueller report. She's lying. Mueller was concerned about how the MEDIA was distorting the report.
.@SenFeinstein now spinning the "Russia hacking of the DNC computers" & how the Trump campaign welcomed and encouraged Russia's assistance. 🙄
.@SenFeinstein is so full of crap. She knows she is in a world of trouble.
.@SenFeinstein has the nerve to talk about deleted comms after HRC deleted over 33K emails, wiped her servers clean and smashed Blackberries with hammers?!
AG Barr looks completely bored.
Barr: During confirmation process there were 2 key concerns: 1-that he wouldn't impede or curtail Mueller investigation; 2- if would he make Mueller rpt public. He didn't impede Mueller and he did make the rpt public (as much as allowed by law).
Barr: Public version of the report was only 10% redacted. Most redactions in Volume 1 re: collusion.
Barr: Once they heard Mueller team was not reaching a decision on obstruction, Barr & RR made the determination that there was no obstruction.
Barr: re: 28 letter fm Mueller. Barr determined they needed to put out a memo with his bottom line conclusions as soon as possible. Analogy...like a trial verdict. Was not meant to summarize 410pg rpt. Barr offered Mueller chance to review memo before publicizing & he declined.
Barr just debunked Enemedia's fake news report that Mueller was concerned with Barr's conclusions. Mueller was concerned with how the media was misrepresenting his conclusions.
@LindseyGrahamSC: were there any redactions Mueller objected to? RR and Barr came up with redaction categories. A few judgment calls where some of the redacted info might hurt someone's reputation. No disagreements re: grand jury info.
Barr constantly consulted with Rosenstein re: obstruction and RR agreed there was no obstruction.
@LindseyGrahamSC reading quotes by Dems who denounced @Comey
Barr had a problem with how Comey handled HRCs email investigation. He doesn't believe Trump terminating Comey was obstruction.
Barr said he trusts Mueller and believes he had all the resources needed and did a thorough job.
@SenFeinstein citing how Trump directed McGahn to fire Mueller. Claims he is a credible witness. Barr & RR felt gov't would not be able to establish obstruction. McGahn said he was told to go to RR to raise conflict of interest concerns. Trump said decision should be left w/RR.
POTUS was primarily concerned with press reports saying he directed McGahn to fire Mueller.
@ChuckGrassley: Shouldn't SC have considered whether Steele dossier was part of disinformation campaign? Barr is assembling all existing info fm OIG/others & looking at it.
Barr: If Mueller had found obstruction, he would've stated so.
Barr not really sure of Mueller's reasoning for not reaching an obstruction conclusion.
BOOM! Barr re: leaks & unauthorized media contacts. "Multiple criminal leak investigations underway."
Barr: POTUS fully cooperated with the investigation.
@SenatorLeahy sounds drunk.
Barr is clearly getting annoyed with Leahy's questions.
@JohnCornyn POTUS as the head of the Executive Branch had authority to fire Comey.
Barr: Defensive briefing was never given to Trump to alert him of Russian interference. Barr can't fathom why that didn't happen.
Mueller did NOT have concerns re: Barr's findings in his 24 Mar letter!!
Durbin is such a DICK.
Barr has no objection to Mueller testfying.
@SenMikeLee: Is there any evidence to suggest Putin has dirt on Pres Trump?

Any evidence that Pres Trump is a Russian agent?

Any evidence that Pres Trump acts on Russia's behalf?

Barr: "None that I'm aware of."
Barr re: Trump campaign members being spied on...he's working closely with Wray to reconstruct exactly what went on.
Barr wants to stay away from currently getting too deep into the FISA issues because it's currently under investigation by the OIG.
Barr: Mueller's work concluded when he sent his rpt to the DOJ at which point "it became my baby."
Barr: "I don't think there was anything to have his (POTUS') day in court over".
Barr: "I think spying is a good English word." 😂
Barr re: use of the word "spying": "It's commonly used by the press. It's commonly used by me".
And with that, I need to get back to work. Won't be able to live tweet when they return in an hour. I will be watching though!
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