This morning, Attorney General William Barr will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Lindsey Graham. Less than 12 hours before Barr testifies, a supposed bombshell letter was leaked to the Washington Post.

The headline for the article was “Mueller complained that Barr’s letter did not capture ‘context’ of Trump probe.” As usual, the headline isn’t what’s important. That’s the clickbait portion of the article. The important portion of the article is where it says “A day after the letter was sent, Barr and Mueller spoke by phone for about 15 minutes, according to law enforcement officials. In that call, Mueller said he was concerned that news coverage of the obstruction investigation was misguided and creating public misunderstandings about the office’s work, according to Justice Department officials. When Barr pressed him whether he thought Barr’s letter was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not, but felt that the media coverage of the letter was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.”

To be clear, there were some professional disagreements between Barr and Mueller, starting with this:

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wrote a letter in late March complaining to Attorney General William P. Barr that a four-page memo to Congress describing the principal conclusions of the investigation into President Trump “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of Mueller’s work, according to a copy of the letter reviewed Tuesday by The Washington Post.

As with most supposed bombshells, this article is more dud than bombshell. Still, it’s sure to cause Senate Democrats to rattle their sabers this morning.

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