On April 9, in a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) asked Attorney General William Barr if he knew why "members of the Special Counsel's team are frustrated at some level with the limited information" in Barr's 4 page summary of the Mueller report.
"No, I don't," Barr replied. He added, "I suspect that they probably wanted more put out, but in my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize."
We now know the Attorney General lied.
Lying to Congress is a federal crime. Add your name to demand AG Barr be charged with perjury for his obvious crime.
We now know that in the two weeks leading up to that exchange, Mueller communicated his frustrations to Barr directly on three separate occasions, in letters dated March 25 and March 27 and in a phone call that followed on the latter date.
In the second letter, Mueller wrote that "there is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigation."
While common sense tells us that Barr's actions are guided by his desire to help President Trump evade public scrutiny for his corrupt actions detailed in Mueller's report, it cannot be proven. Barr's crimes, however, are another matter.
There can be no question that Barr knew why Mueller's team was frustrated, and there is no doubt that the Attorney General lied to Congress about it. This is a crime.
In the United States of America, no individual should be above the law — not the President and not the Attorney General. Add your name to demand the law be upheld: Charge William Barr with perjury!