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The attorney general said he remained committed to as much transparency as possible. In an apparent endorsement of an investigation that Mr. Trump has relentlessly attacked as a witch hunt Mr. Barr said Justice Department officials never had to intervene to keep Mr. Mueller from taking an inappropriate or unwarranted step. The departments regulations would have required Mr. Barr to inform the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees about any such interventions in his letter. A senior Justice Department official said that Mr. Mueller would not recommend new indictments a statement aimed at ending speculation that Mr. Trump or other key figures might be charged down the line

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