Barr Letter, March 22, 2019

AG March 22 2019 Letter to House and Senate Judiciary Committee

TheAttorney General Washington, D.C. March 22, 2019 The Honorable Lindsey GrahamThe Honorable Jerrold Nadler Chairman, Committee on the JudiciaryChairman, Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate United States House ofRepresentatives 290 Russell Senate Office Building2132 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Dianne FeinsteinThe Honorable Doug Collins Ranking Member, Committee on the JudiciaryRanking Member, Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate United States House ofRepresentatives 331 Hart Senate Office Building1504 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking MemberFeinstein, and Ranking Member Collins: I write to notify you pursuantto 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(a)(3) that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III has concludedhis investigation ofRussian interference in the 2016 election and related matters. In addition to this notification, the Special Counsel regulations require that I provide you with “a description and explanation of instances(if any) in which the Attorney General” or acting Attorney General “concluded that a proposed action by a Special Counsel was so inappropriate or unwarranted under established Departmental practices that it should not be pursued.” 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(a)(3). There were no such instances during the Special Counsel’s investigation. The Special Counsel has submitted to me today a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions” he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c).I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may bein a position to advise you ofthe Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend. Separately, I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Muellerto determine what other informationfrom the report can be released to Congressandthe public consistent with the law, including the Special Counselregulations, and the Department’s long-standing practices and policies. I remain committed to as much transparencyas possible, and I will keep you informedasto the status ofmy review. Finally, the Special Counsel regulations provide that“the Attorney General may determine that public release of” this notification “would be in the public interest.” 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(c). I have so determined,and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering it to you. Sincerely, ‘liam [ee Attorney General

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