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Justice Department to make Mueller report public Thursday

16 April 2019
Justice Department to make Mueller report public Thursday

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.

In his letter, Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's associates during the campaign, but Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.

According to the report, "Nunes' accusations of misconduct are aimed at a slew of former Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials, who he alleges committed crimes in their pursuit of allegations that President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russians to influence the election".

White House lawyers have reportedly been briefed on the Mueller report, but are not expected to invoke executive privilege to block other information from being released. The color-coded report will be released to Congress and the public.

"We gave Mueller the assignment of to come to a conclusion and that's certainly what he's done, is finding no collusion", Turner said in response to Democrats' demands to first release the report to Congress. The report was submitted to Attorney General William Barr last month, but very little details about he report has leaked.

Barr has pledged to be as transparent as possible. They have zeroed in on Mueller's decision to punt on whether Trump had obstructed justice, which Barr said "leaves it to the attorney general to determine". Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarizing what he said were Mueller's primary conclusions.

Meanwhile, the top Democrat and Republican on the House Intelligence Committee are also asking Barr to produce all of the investigative materials compiled by Mueller's team and to make Mueller and his staff available for a briefing. "The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a judgment about it". Mr Barr concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that such an offence had been...

"As I have made clear, Congress requires the full and complete special counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence", Nadler said in a statement this month.