Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham alerted Attorney General Bill Barr to allegations Mueller’s team misrepresented Trump campaign emails to fuel Russian collusion conspiracy theories.
Then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley sent Mueller a letter in 2017 alleging his team mischaracterized Trump campaign emails in a court filing to suggest Trump’s advisors were eager to meet Russians during the 2016 presidential election.
In the newly released 2017 letter from Grassley to Mueller obtained by Fox News, the Iowa lawmaker shows concerns about the “absence of additional context” in various court filings against George Papadopoulos as well as media coverage of the documents. “The glaring lack of [context] feeds speculation and innuendo that distorts the facts,” Grassley wrote at the time.
In a March 8th letter to Attorney General Bill Barr, Grassley and Graham refer the AG back to Grassley’s 2017 letter alleging the special counsel’s investigators selectively picked certain details and emails from Trump’s advisors to include in a court filing to push the Russian collusion narrative out to the public.
It’s unclear if Barr reviewed the senators’ letter; a DOJ representative declined to comment on the missive, Fox News reported.
Fox News is told Grassley and Graham wanted Barr to have this material before he reviewed the Mueller report, out of concern some emails were selectively quoted to give a “nefarious” impression.
That court filing said Papadopoulos emailed another campaign official in May 2016 with the subject line, “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump.” The document said the email stated that Russia “has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have been reaching out to me to discuss,” adding in a footnote that the official forwarded the email to another campaign official asking to discuss: “We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.”
Grassley and Graham said the rabid main stream media then took the cherry-picked emails to report a “Campaign official suggested ‘low level’ staff should go to Russia.” However, the Republican lawmakers said the full emails from the Trump campaign paint a completely different story.
“In full context, the emails in question actually show that the Trump Campaign wanted someone ‘low level’ to decline these types of invitations,” Grassley and Graham wrote in the letter to Barr.
Grassley and Graham continued, “Another citation was reported by some news outlets as evidence that the campaign, notably Papadopoulos and Sam Clovis, encouraged personnel to meet with the Russians.” This line in the court filing said that a campaign supervisor (Sam Clovis) told George Papadopoulos “I would encourage you” and another advisor to “make the trip” if possible, (to a meet with Russians).
The Senators pointed out that “additional context shows that Papadopoulos had conversations with representatives from multiple governments, not just Russia, and that Clovis had opposed any trip to Russia for Mr. Trump and the campaign.”
The Democrats and their stenographers in the media were stunned when Attorney General Bill Barr released a 4-page summary of Mueller’s “principal conclusions” on the Russia investigation and concluded that Trump did not conspire with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.
Conspiracy theories began to fly and the deranged Democrat-media complex accused Bill Barr of covering up Trump’s crimes — even though Mueller concluded his investigation with no new indictments.
According to a Deep State leak Wednesday, Mueller’s team of angry Democrats are frustrated because they say the special counsel’s report is more damaging than Barr revealed in his summary.
This newly released letter from Grassley to Mueller sheds new light on the frustrated Democrat goons on the special counsel’s team who tried to take control of the narrative with a leak to the New York Times after Barr dropped a stink bomb on their 2 year inquisition.
Screenshot of letter to Bill Barr: