Barr defends handling of Mueller’s Russia report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is defending his handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation

Barr says the confidential document contains sensitive grand jury material that prevents it from being immediately released to the public.

Barr is confronting concerns that his four-page letter summarizing Mueller’s conclusions unduly sanitized the full report in President Donald Trump’s favor, including on the key question of whether the president obstructed justice.

House Democrats on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Mueller’s entire report and any exhibits and other underlying evidence that the Justice Department might withhold.

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