Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Redacted Mueller report out this week

Redacted Mueller report out this week

The plan to release the redacted report on Thursday means that all of Washington will be on edge this week anticipating the almost 400-page report from the special counsel. Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarising what he said were Mueller's primary conclusions, notably that the investigation did not establish that members of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation. Thursday's release will mark the first step in what promises to be a lengthy battle with Democratic lawmakers over how much of the report they are allowed to see.

Mr Montoya said it should fall to Congress to decide whether conduct discovered by Mr Mueller's team warranted an effort to remove the president from office.

Democrats, meanwhile, have dismissed Barr's summary of Mueller's report, arguing it is both incomplete and insufficient.

Ticklethewire.com will provide details of the report once it becomes public.

Last month, Mueller submitted his nearly 400-page report to the Justice Department for review by the attorney general and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Instead, Mueller presented evidence on both sides of the obstruction question.

Barr, a Trump appointee, has pledged to be as transparent as possible.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and others have been adamant that the law grants Congress access to not only Mueller's report but the testimony and other material that supports his conclusions. "Attorney General Barr will make the decision!"

Barr told a Senate subcommittee last week that he's planning to color-code four types of redactions: grand jury information, classified information, material about ongoing information and material affecting peripheral third parties. "We don't need you interpreting for us, '" Pelosi said at a recent news conference. Barr said that after consulting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Justice Department lawyers, he decided not to pursue an obstruction case.

Democrats have questioned how Barr could boil down Mueller's full report so quickly and allege that it may have been written in a favorable way for the president.

This means full analysis of the report will come out on Friday.

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