Since the release of the full redacted version of the Mueller report, it has become clear that the report is full of holes and misinformation.
One of the biggest questions that was raised is why Mueller didn’t mention the Steele Dossier, which started the entire Russia hoax, in the report.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
The infamous Steele dossier, which served as the FBI’s roadmap to its investigation into Trump campaign collusion, is barely mentioned in the special counsel’s report, released on Thursday.
The word “dossier” doesn’t appear at all in the partially redacted report. Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele on behalf of the Clinton campaign, is also not discussed. And Christopher Steele, a former British spy who wrote the dossier, is mentioned by name only 14 times in the 448-page document.
The FBI literally used this document to start an investigation into the President as well as using it to spy on the Trump campaign.
According to reporter Paul Sperry, congressional investigators are looking into potential “false statements” in the report.
“DEVELOPING: Congressional investigators are looking into “a number of false statements” made by Mueller in Volume I of his report where he misrepresented the underlying evidence ostensibly to mirror the FBI’s stated pretext for opening investigations on Trump campaign figures,” Sperry said in a tweet.
He also added, “MYSTERY: Mueller Report states Joseph Mifsud interviewed Feb 10 2017. Yet no citation of an FBI 302 for interview. Mueller also states he has docs proving Mifsud made “false” statements to investigators. Yet he never prosecuted him for lying like Papa-D. Why was Mifsud protected?”
The congressional investigators aren’t the only ones punching back. On Wednesday, President Trump asserted his executive privilege to block the release of the unredacted version of the Mueller report after Democrats held a hearing to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt.
“The Attorney General has been transparent and accommodating throughout this process, including by releasing the no-collusion, no-conspiracy, no-obstruction Mueller Report to the public and offering to testify before the Committee. These attempts to work with the Committee have been flatly rejected. They didn’t like the results of the report, and now they want a redo,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
“Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege,” the press secretary continued.
Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd also sent a letter to Jerry Nadler echoing what Sanders said.
“We are disappointed that you have rejected the Department of Justice’s request to delay the vote of the Committee on the Judiciary on a contempt finding against the Attorney General this morning,” Boyd wrote.
He later added that the committee has “terminated our ongoing negotiations and abandoned the accommodation process” in relation to their subpoena.
“Unfortunately, rather than allowing negotiations to continue, you scheduled an unnecessary contempt vote, which you refused to postpone to allow additional time for compromise,” Boyd wrote in a statement on Wednesday morning. “Accordingly, this is to advise you that the President has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials. As I indicated in my letter to you last night, this protective assertion of executive privilege ensures the President’s ability to make a final decision whether to assert privilege following a full review of these materials.”