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Jeffrey Toobin Shreds William Barr: He 'Distorted' Report, Pissed Off Mueller

CNN chief legal analyst says there "is no doubt" the attorney general "distorted the meaning" of the special counsel's report.

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin didn’t mince words on Tuesday over the revelation that special counsel Robert Mueller was unhappy about how Attorney General William Barr summarized his report.

According to The Washington Post, Mueller wrote to Barr to complain that the four-page memo sent to Congress in March “did not fully capture the context, nature and substance” of the report. 

Toobin said Mueller’s complaint proves Barr “distorted the meaning of the report” to create a narrative that helps President Donald Trump

“I just don’t think there is any doubt now that we have read the vast majority of it that Mueller was right,” Toobin told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “Barr put out a misleading summary designed to spin it in a much more pro-Trump direction.”

Toobin noted that Barr’s letter would ”shape the public perception of the Mueller report forever” since it would be weeks before the public would have the chance to read the redacted version of the full report. 

“And what we didn’t know until today is that Mueller was pissed,” Toobin said. “Mueller saw what was going on here and was powerless to do anything about it.”

See the full discussion below. Toobin’s comments start at about 5:30: 

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