Shortly before special adviser Robert Mueller submitted his report on Russian study last month, lawyer Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Lindsey Graham, RSC, lawyer Bill Barr for what they mean as "selective" use of emails in Mueller court applications – as well as potential "inappropriate political influence, errors and mismanagement" in FBI's original Russian probe.
In an March 8 letter, Grassley and Graham Barr referred to a letter sent to Mueller in late 2017, claiming that his investigators had cherry-picked e-mail details to include in legal documents and invited him to review the materials. They also informed him that they had asked DOJ inspector Michael Horowitz a year earlier to review the original FBI probe.
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It is unclear whether Barr has reviewed the senator's letter; a representative from DOJ refused to comment on the mission.
But Fox News is told that lawmakers wanted Barr to get this material before reviewing the Mueller report. Out of concern, some emails were selectively cited to give a "shameful" impression. 1
In their March letter to Barr, Grassley and Graham specifically pointed to emails quoted in the Declaration of Conviction against former Trump Adviser George Papadopoulos.
This right states that Papadopoulos emailed another campaigner in May 2016 with the subject line "Inquiry from Russia to meet Mr. Trump." The document said that the email said Russia "has been eager to meet Mr Trump for quite a while and has come out to discuss", adding in a footnote that the official forwarded the email to another campaigner who asked to discuss: "We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these tours. It must be a low level in the campaign not to send any signal."
The Senators said the media was seized on the fragments to Report a "Campaign Officer Proposed" low level "staff should go to Russia." But they said the full emails – retrieved from the Trump campaign – tell another story.
"In full context, those emails actually show that the Trump campaign would have a" low level "to reject these types of invitations," Grassley and Graham wrote in the letter to Barr.
The Senators added: "Another reference was reported by some news broadcasts as evidence that the campaign, especially Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis, encouraged staff to meet with the Russians." This line in the original legal document said that a campaign advisor (later identified as Clovis), Papadopoulos told "I would urge you" and another counselor to "make the trip" if possible with a meeting with Russians.
However, Senators wrote that "further evidence shows that Papadopoulos had conversations with representatives of several governments, not just Russia, and that Clovis had opposed any trip to Russia for Mr. Trump and the campaign."  Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in October 2017 during the Russian investigation and is currently on a 12-month supervised release from federal prison. He is now looking for a congratulation from Trump.
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At the end of February last year, Graham and Grassley also sent a letter to Horowitz asking for his office to investigate "potentially incorrect political influence, misdemeanor and bad management "of contradictory and criminal investigations of possible talks between the Trump campaign and Russia prior to Mueller's appointment.
"The reference was partly based on substantially inconsistent statements allegedly made by Christopher Steele, the author of the Anti-Trump dossier funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign during the presidential election in 2016," their letter to the Barr States .
It continues: "The documents we have reviewed also raise questions about the role of Bruce Ohr, a Senior Justice Department official whose wife worked for Fusion GPS, had in passing claims from Steele and Fusion GPS to the FBI after the FBI have d completed Mr Steele as the source. "
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