U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Saturday whether Congressional Democrats should have access to a redacted version of the Mueller report that cleared him of conspiring to collude with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
According to an agency spokesperson Monday, the report is expected to released Thursday morning and will be made available to the public as well as Congress.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference will be released on Thursday morning, promising the climactic moment in a two-year saga that has jeopardised Donald Trump's presidency and held Washington spellbound. The attorney general then sent Congress a four-page letter that detailed Mueller's "principal conclusions".
Barr also wrote that Mueller presented evidence "on both sides" about whether Trump obstructed justice, but he did not draw a conclusion one way or the other. Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded Mueller's findings were "not sufficient to establish that the president had committed an obstruction-of-justice offense", which Democrats say warrants further examination and the release of the full report.
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Mueller turned over a copy of his confidential report to Barr on March 22, ending his 22-month-long inquiry.
The Department of Justice and special counsel's team have reportedly been working on redacting information such as grand jury testimony, classified information, and materials related to ongoing investigations. Trump has lauded Barr's review, claiming it to be a "total and complete exoneration". "Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own", Barr said of the report.
Even if the report doesn't end up containing any bombshells about how Trump behaved behind the scenes toward Comey, Mueller, Putin, and others, it will hopefully answer THE question of the 2016 election: WTF was going on?
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. The president again slammed the investigation moments before the Justice Department revealed the release date for the final report. "I think that's absolutely wrong and I think that's a threat".