Dem Rep. Connolly: Mueller Statement Coming Through DOJ ‘Suggests’ It’s ‘Orchestrated’ by Barr

Wednesday, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) commented on FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s statement regarding the probe into Russia and the 2016 presidential election.

Connolly said it is “disappointing” to him that the statement is being issued via the Department of Justice because it suggests to him that it is being “orchestrated” by Attorney General William Barr, who many Democrats believe has been helping President Donald Trump with a cover-up.

“I find it disappointing that this public statement is going to be issued from the Department of Justice,” Connolly said on CNN. “That suggests to me that it’s orchestrated by the attorney general and his people at the Department of Justice, and therefore would suggest rather narrow confines for Mr. Mueller, either addressing why he’s not going to appear or doesn’t want to appear before a congressional committee or to reaffirm that he didn’t mean that Attorney General Barr had deliberately misled in his four-page summary of a 108-page report.”

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