The Congress has the legal right to ask ANY questions of ANY person. They gave themselves that right long ago.
The Executive branch has the legal right to refuse to answer some questions on some topics. The SCOTUS gave them that right long ago.
Whatever Barr CHOOSES to share with Congress in re the Mueller Report is totally withing his own discretion. The SC was not appointed by Congress. The report was not intended for Congress. And most of it, if not all of it, does not fall into the oversight duties of Congress.
The report does NOT recommend indictment nor did the Special Counsel take that step. Under all the rules and laws that govern the behavior and actions of prosecutors, the report SHOULD remain completely sealed. That is for the protection of the “accused”, because in legal terms, he has not been accused, not been charged, not been indicted.
If the subject of the investigation was any person other than the POTUS the notion that the any of the report would be made public would be laughed at.
April 12, 2017
June 09, 2017