"It was very clear to me that the attorney general is an appointee of President Trump," House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey said after Attorney General William Barr's testimony before a House panel.
Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers that evidence relating to whether the president obstructed justice "will be identifiable" when he releases a redacted version of the Mueller report next week.
Attorney General William Barr will appear before members of the House Appropriations Committee to discuss President Donald Trump's 2020 budget request for the Department of Justice.
We're talking about "conduct that is deeply unethical, unpatriotic and corrupt," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said.
Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, attacked special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators who suggested Attorney General William Barr might be hiding the full findings of the special counsel's report.
"The two reports raise incredibly serious questions about the legitimacy of the process of handling this report. That's my view. It's a game-changer," Gene Rossi, a former federal prosecutor, told Newsweek.
Some of the special counsel's investigators spoke out because they feared that Attorney General William Barr's version of the Mueller report's findings would harden public perception before the full report was released.
"I would think that he will probably be needed before more than one committee," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff told MSNBC.
Democrats on the Judiciary Committee say they want the special counsel's report released without redactions. But party leadership indicated redactions may be unavoidable.
"When the full scope of the president's misconduct has been revealed, when his lies are debunked and his abuses have been laid bare, I believe that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle will draft legislation to curb the worst of his offenses," wrote Congressman Jerry Nadler.
Post-Barr, only Mueller's full and un-redacted case file can be relied upon.
The House Judiciary Committee will vote to authorize subpoenas for the full Mueller report and documents from five former White House aides, including Steve Bannon and Hope Hicks.
Only 39 percent of Americans have deeply engaged with Attorney General William Barr's summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report, according to a recent poll.
"The Trump investigation did not start with the FISA warrant and Carter Page and even the dossier," Wallace said.
The attorney general said that Mueller's report is nearly 400 pages long, leaving Democrats to question the accuracy of his four-page principal conclusions and how he could have reached them in less than 48 hours.
In his first comment since Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Mueller's report on Sunday, Jared Kushner defended his previous statements and urged Congress to "move on."
Congress continues to scrutinize Russian efforts to influence the U.S., even after the Mueller report was submitted.
"He...has a brilliant mind. We should be celebrating him," wrote one Twitter user.
Although special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has ended, President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign remain at the center of five other probes from House Democrats, and one from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Senator Lindsey Graham said, "This whole Oliver Stone approach to the Mueller report by Democrats is getting a bid old."
"We would like to read the report in full," a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.
Putting politics ahead of national security is a what brought us here in the first place.