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AG Barr To Release Mueller Report To Congress, Public On Thursday

Mark it in your calendars, people: The highly anticipated Mueller Report comes out Thursday morning.

Attorney General William Barr said last Wednesday that the full report — with redactions to remove classified or sensitive material — would be released “within a week.” Democrats in the House had demanded the report by April 2, but the redaction work was not yet complete by then. Now, Justice officials have said the report will come out Thursday, NBC reported.

Barr sent a four-page summary of the special counsel’s findings to Congress earlier this month. In his letter, Barr wrote “that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.” But Democrats claim the full report could show something much different.

In his two-year, $30 million probe, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of lawyers issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, conducted nearly 500 searches with warrants, and interviewed more than 500 witnesses. Barr said his team has been sifting through the reams of documents to remove portions that “reveal intelligence sources and methods,” among other reasons.

The attorney general said redactions will be broken down into four categories so readers can see why the information was omitted.

“First is grand jury information,” Barr told lawmakers last Wednesday as he testified before the House Appropriations Committee. “The second is information that the intelligence community believes would reveal intelligence sources and methods. The third are information in the report that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions. You’ll recall that the special counsel did spin off a number of cases that are still being pursued. And we want to make sure that none of the information in the report would impinge upon either the ability of the prosecutors to prosecute the cases, or the fairness to the defendants.”

“And finally, we intend to redact information that implicated the privacy or reputational interest of peripheral players where there is a decision not to charge them,” Barr said.

President Trump, who has been blasting Mueller for months, went on another tear Monday, ripping the special counsel’s probe into alleged campaign collusion with Russia and blasting Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and “dirty cops.”

“Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction. These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!” Trump wrote on Twitter in an early morning post.

Later, Trump said: “THEY SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN (We will never forget)!”

Barr testified last week that he believes that intelligence agencies spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. “I think spying did occur,” Barr told lawmakers. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.” Barr did not say who did the spying or who was spied on.

“The Mueller Report, which was written by 18 Angry Democrats who also happen to be Trump Haters (and Clinton Supporters), should have focused on the people who SPIED on my 2016 Campaign, and others who fabricated the whole Russia Hoax. That is, never forget, the crime…..,” Trump tweeted.

“….Since there was no Collusion, why was there an Investigation in the first place! Answer – Dirty Cops, Dems and Crooked Hillary!”

 

 

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