Barr Says Mueller Was Wrong, ‘Could’ve Reached a Decision’ on Obstruction

May 31, 2019 Updated: May 31, 2019

Attorney General William Barr said that special counsel Robert Mueller was wrong when Mueller said he could not recommend charging President Donald Trump with a crime if enough evidence existed.

Mueller, speaking for the first time since the submission of his report to Barr, claimed on May 29 that his team’s avoidance of a traditional prosecutorial decision—a recommendation to press charges or not—was due to Department of Justice policy.

Original report written by Zachary Stieber

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