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Barr says Mueller's 'snitty' letter was 'probably written by one of his staff people'

Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday dismissed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "snitty" letter, saying he most likely didn't even write it himself.

Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee after the release of a letter Mueller sent to Barr, which said that Barr's four-page summary "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance" of his investigation.

But Barr repeatedly testified on Wednesday that he spoke with Mueller over the phone after receiving the letter and that Mueller told him nothing about his four-page summary was inaccurate. Barr also dismissed the letter by saying, "The letter's a bit snitty, and I think it was probably written by one of his staff people."

Barr also told Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that notes were taken of his call with Mueller. But when Blumenthal asked if the Senate could have these notes, Barr responded, "No." Asked why, Barr told Blumenthal, "Why should you have them?"

Democrats have called for Mueller to testify before Congress himself, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday said he would write to Mueller asking him to correct anything Barr said that is "misleading or inaccurate." Brendan Morrow