Rosenstein Defends Barr’s ‘Reasonable’ Handling Of Mueller Report

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. Attorney General William Barr praises Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during his farewell ceremony at the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building May 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. R... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09: U.S. Attorney General William Barr praises Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during his farewell ceremony at the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building May 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein, who has worked for the federal government for more than 29 years, will be most remembered for overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2018 presidential election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 10, 2019 8:09 a.m.

In recent comments to the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended his former boss against criticism over Barr’s befuddling handling of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Rosenstein suggested criticism of the way Barr rolled out the report — writing his own summary of the document, concluding that President Trump didn’t obstruct justice after Mueller wouldn’t make a determination, holding a bizarre pro-Trump press conference — was unfair.

“A few years from now, after all of this is resolved, some of Barr’s critics might conclude that his approach was a reasonable way to navigate through a difficult situation,” he told the Times.

Read the Times full profile on Barr here. 

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