GOP Senators Warned Barr That Mueller Staff “Selectively” Used E-mails in Court Filings to Give “Nefarious” Impression

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Was there Democrat political bias going on in the editing of e-mails selected as potential evidence by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigative Staff?

Was that same bias involved in the FBI’s original Russia probe?

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Shortly before Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed his report on the Russia investigation last month, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., alerted Attorney General Bill Barr to what they described as the “selective” use of emails in Mueller court filings — as well as potential “improper political influence, misconduct, and mismanagement” in the FBI’s original Russia probe.

In a March 8 letter, Grassley and Graham referred Barr to a letter sent to Mueller in late 2017 that alleged his investigators had cherry-picked details from emails to include in court documents, urging him to review the materials. They also notified him that they had asked DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz a year earlier to review the original FBI probe.

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It’s unclear if Barr reviewed the senators’ letter; a DOJ representative declined to comment on the missive.

But Fox News is told the lawmakers 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.

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Fox News has also obtained the 2017 letter (above) from Grassley to Mueller, which spelled out the lawmakers’ concerns about the “absence of additional context” in the court filings — as well as concerns over how those documents were covered in the media. “The glaring lack of [context] feeds speculation and innuendo that distorts the facts,” Grassley wrote at the time.

In their March letter to Barr, Grassley and Graham pointed specifically to emails quoted in the Statement of Offense against former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos.

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That court filing said Papadopoulos emailed another campaign official in May 2016 with the subject line, “Request from Russia...
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