Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday, DOJ says

Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday, DOJ says

President Trump and his allies have applauded Barr's summary of the report, which suggested that Mueller's almost two year investigation was unable to establish that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

The president's latest comments come days after he called the probe an attempted "coup", while Barr promised to investigate FBI "spying" on Trump.

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

But he believes members of Congress should be entitled to see the complete version of the report. Barr said that he reviewed Mueller's evidence and made his own determination that Trump did not commit the crime of obstruction of justice.

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

Attorney General William Barr echoed Trump's insistence last week in congressional testimony that his campaign was spied upon, although he told lawmakers he had so far found no proof.

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However, Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the argument. Barr provided a four-page letter to Congress two days later that detailed Mueller's "principal conclusions". He's said the redacted material will be color-coded to indicate whether it involves classified material, grand jury information or damage to the reputation of a private citizen "peripheral" to the investigation. We do not need your interpretation.

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

"Our goal is to respond as quick as we can; given the length of the report, it may take some time to respond", Sekulow said.

While the prospect of the Democratic-led House of Representatives attempting to impeach Trump appears to have dimmed, the House judiciary committee will be looking for any evidence relevant to ongoing investigations into obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power by the president or others in the administration.

Many Democrats have criticized Barr for inserting his opinion so quickly after the report was delivered, and threatened to subpoena him for the full unredacted report. "Attorney General Barr will make the decision!"

On Sunday Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House judiciary committee, claimed the full report may still reveal "proof of very bad deeds".

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