‘Imagine What a Judge Would Say’: George Conway Slams Barr for Cropping Mueller Quote in Summary Letter

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George Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, denounced Attorney General William Barr‘s summary letter of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report on Thursday, saying he misled the public by citing a “cropped” quote.

Conway blasted a section of Barr’s four-page summary.

“Could you imagine what a judge would say if you cropped a sentence this way in a brief?” he tweeted in response to one of the attorney general’s defining narratives in his summary.

“Without acknowledging anywhere else in your brief the substance of what you cropped out?” he added.

Conway was referencing Barr’s initial statement in his Department of Justice summary that stated, “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

However, the full statement of the Mueller report reads (emphasis added):

“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome and that the campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Conway also weighed in on a Mueller report finding that concluded White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied to reporters at a press briefing about the feelings of FBI agents on former FBI Director James Comey.

“Because that’s what they know they do for him,” Conway wrote. “Lie.”

Conway then pointed out a quote from Barr’s letter released in March when he stated his and Rosenstein’s determination on obstruction “was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.”

He then contrasted that with the initial from the Mueller report stating, he conveniently “left out the fact that the Special Counsel’s decided not to make a ‘traditional prosecutorial judgment’ on obstruction precisely because the longstanding DOJ view that a sitting president cannot be indicted,” noting the attorney general left out key information on how the DOJ concluded “no obstruction.”

Despite her husband’s deeply critical views, Kellyanne Conway defended the attorney general and the president on Thursday, arguing opinions on social media bear “zero legal significance.”

“What matters is what the Department of Justice and special counsel concluded here, which is no collusion, no obstruction, and complete exoneration,” she said.

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James
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Now that there has been 675 days, 2800 subpoenas, 500 witnesses, ~500 search warrants, 230+ communications records demanded and $35,000,000 WASTED; when does the REAL investigation BEGIN involving HRC/DNC lies, colluding with Russia, illegal email server, violations of 18 USC 793,”misplaced” $5 Billion by State under Hillary Rotten Clinton’s watch ALL known by a complicit #44? The BS has finally ended. NOW time for the REAL work to begin and a few career crooks going to prison.

James
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Does appear Mr. Kellyanne is planning to jump on the 2020 clown car to oppose Trump with his disdain for his wife’s employer (“Trump wouldn’t hire me for a job in the DOJ. Boo Hoo”). He may as well continue to prove himself a moron as surely he has at home in front of his 4 kids.

Phyllis Softa
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Those apologies Kellyanne was looking for yesterday, were not coming from George, or any reader of the actual Mueller report. Don’t take my word for it, apparently Melania read it and let her husband know what is in it. Trump went from praising it to in an 8 hr twitter tirade calling the Mueller report “It’s Bullsh-t” .

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