Wallace: AG Barr's Decision to Render Conclusion on Obstruction Is 'Troubling'
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said Friday it was "troubling" for Attorney General William Barr to make a conclusion on obstruction of justice based on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings.
"The reason Robert Mueller didn't make a finding on obstruction wasn't because he didn't feel capable of doing it, but because he thought - in direct contradiction to what Bill Barr said yesterday- that under [Justice] Department guidelines, there could not be an indictment of a sitting president," he said on "America's Newsroom."
Wallace said Barr seemed to "go against the grain" of what Mueller was suggesting in the report by making the decision himself and that it's now become "politically charged." He added that the obstruction issue is now up to Congress to pursue.
Earlier Friday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued a subpoena for the "complete and unredacted" version of Mueller's report, as well as the underlying materials.
Nadler has claimed that the committee needs to see the full report and the underlying evidence in order to determine any further action against the president or his associates.
"My Committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice," he said in a statement.
"The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case. Even the redacted version of the report outlines serious instances of wrongdoing by President Trump and some of his closest associates. It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of the alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward."
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