Sen Chuck Grassley says that the Mueller team misrepresented the emails they submitted in charging documents. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Mueller and his right hand man, Andrew Weissmann both have a long history of misrepresenting evidence and of hiding anything exculpatory.
One example has to do with George Papadopoulos. They supplied emails giving the impression that the Trump campaign wanted a lower level campaign worker to accept meetings with the Russians, but when the entire email chain is read, it is obvius that they wanted a low level worker to DECLINE all meetings with Russians. Grassley has brought that fact up to AG Bill Barr.
The special counsel’s office fed “speculation and innuendo” about possible collusion with Russia by withholding key details from emails cited in a court filing in the case of former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, a top Republican senator alleged in a newly released letter.
“The public deserves to have the full context for the information the Special Counsel chooses to release. The glaring lack of it feeds speculation and innuendo that distorts the facts,” Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley wrote to special counsel Robert Mueller on Oct. 16, 2017.
Grassley, who then chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, was responding to a “statement of offense” released in the case against Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who entered a plea deal in the special counsel’s probe on Oct. 5, 2017.
Prosecutors quoted from several emails in a way that suggested top Trump campaign officials were eager to meet with Russians. But Grassley asserted that the full emails showed that campaign officials rebuffed the idea of meeting with Russians. The Iowa Republican took Mueller’s team to task for failing to correct news reports that cited the Papadopoulos court filings as evidence of possible collusion with Russia.