Congress frequently receives classified documents and briefings, and Democrats say there is no reason the Mueller report should be any different.
On Monday, the US leader contended that "these crimes were committed" by his 2016 opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and "Dirty Cops", his derogatory term for former top USA law enforcement officials, "and others!"
Instead of releasing Mueller's report and letting it speak for itself, Barr sought to set the preliminary media narrative by releasing an absurdly thin and vague 4-page summary, declaring Trump not guilty of "collusion" and the case on obstruction to effectively be "not proven".
Mueller last month submitted his more than 300-page report to the Justice Department for review by Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that is probing the election, told CNN on Sunday that Barr should release the full report and underlying investigatory evidence to his panel, but Barr has balked.
He unleashed a series of tweets Monday focusing on the previously released summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusions - including a crucial one on obstruction of justice that Trump again misrepresented - produced by Attorney General William Barr.
Democrats have noted that the Justice Department has released such information before, including some related to Mr Mueller's own investigation while it was in progress. A number of White House aides have privately said they are eager for all Russian Federation stories, good or bad, to fade from the headlines.
The Justice Department regularly redacts information about people who were interviewed or scrutinized in investigations but not charged. Does he love the Mueller report or despise it?
One Democratic strategist agreed, calling the White House-Barr "rollout" of the report via the attorney general's four-page summary "brilliant". No matter what the actual Mueller report says, hopefully we'll just get some answers. Needless to say, if the "truth" entirely consisted of nothing-to-see-here reminiscences, no one would be anxious about having their name attached to them. The president himself seethed at a political rally that the whole thing was an attempt "to tear up the fabric of our great democracy". However, it now appears far more likely that Trump is going to win this battle not because the facts warrant it, but rather because Barr has done a highly contrived and seemingly masterful job of releasing the report in the least damaging fashion imaginable.
Conway accused the media of trying to divide Trump and staff.
To that end, a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist College survey asked respondents if, based on what they know already about Mueller's findings, they thought his report will "clear President Trump of any wrongdoing or do questions still exist?" The likelihood is high that details from the report will keep the White House press office busy for the next several weeks parrying criticisms and that they will make Trump's "the Mueller report was great" victory lap look pretty silly. The crime was committed by the other side.
The Russia probe began on July 31, 2016, when the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the presidential campaign and whether anyone on the Trump campaign was involved. "They're going to be looking for anything in there, and certainly I think Thursday's kind of all upside for them because in their estimation anything that doesn't say no collusion, no obstruction is probably - good news". Critics of the Russian Federation investigation have seized on the fact that the warrant application cited Democratic-funded opposition research, done by a former British spy, into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.