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March 5, 2020

Judge cites Barr's 'misleading' statements in ordering review of Mueller report redactions

Source: Washington Post

A federal judge in D.C. sharply criticized Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday for a “lack of candor,” questioning the truthfulness of the nation’s top law enforcement official in his handling of the report by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton, overseeing a lawsuit brought by EPIC, a watchdog group, and BuzzFeed News, said he saw serious discrepancies between Barr’s public statements last year about Mueller’s findings and the public, partially redacted version of that report.

Because of those discrepancies, Walton ruled, the judge would review by himself an unredacted version of the Mueller report to see if the Justice Department’s redactions were appropriate.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/mueller-report-attorney-general-william-barr/2020/03/05/3fa7afce-5f2c-11ea-b29b-9db42f7803a7_story.html

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