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DOJ Expected To Release Public Version Of Mueller Report On Thursday

DOJ Expected To Release Public Version Of Mueller Report On Thursday

The U.S. Justice Department expects to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation public on Thursday morning.

The likely timing was announced Monday by Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec. Barr said that after consulting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Justice Department lawyers, he decided not to pursue an obstruction case.

No one other than Barr and key officials in the Justice Department, Mueller and his team of prosecutors appear to know what the report says about the extent of Trump campaign links with Russian Federation during his 2016 campaign or whether he took any actions as the us leader aimed at inhibiting the investigation.

On "Outnumbered" Monday, Capri Cafaro said she expects some Democrats and Trump adversaries to claim that the redacted portions of the report are "hiding" potential evidence of Trump-Russia collusion or obstruction of justice.

Democrats in Congress do not believe Barr, a Trump appointee, should have the final say on the matter.

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.

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In his letter, Barr noted that Mueller's team did not exonerate the president of obstruction of justice. Check Breitbart News for more updates.

That last category of redaction suggests Barr wants to keep secret any derogatory information gathered by investigators about figures who ended up not being central to Mueller's investigation.

Barr has spent weeks redacting sensitive information from the report in preparation for its public release. "And we need to see them and the public needs to see them".

Despite the report's imminent release, House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler has been authorized to subpoena Barr for the whole undredacted report. The attorney general indicated in his summary that he found no reason to press a criminal charge against the president.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget estimates for the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S. April 10, 2019.

Mueller turned over a copy of his confidential report to Barr on March 22, ending his 22-month-long inquiry.