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Barr Draws a Line: He, Not Mueller, May Write the Public Report

  • He pledges to disclose as much as he can within regulations
  • Trump’s seasoned nominee adeptly parries senators’ questions
William Barr
William BarrPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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William Barr vowed to protect Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation from political interference but said he -- not Mueller -- may ultimately write the public version of the special counsel’s findings if he’s confirmed as attorney general.

“I will commit to providing as much information as I can consistent with the regulations” on special counsels, Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Justice Department, said Tuesday in the first of two days of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.