Congress To Get Redacted Mueller Report By Mid-April, Attorney General Says

Leslie Hanson
April 3, 2019

Attorney General William Barr plans to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress by mid-April - possibly including material that may be damaging to President Donald Trump - and setting the stage for a new battle over its findings.

"Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own", Mr Barr said. She mocked the administration and Republicans as "scaredy-cats".

While a chorus of Republicans, based on Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of Mueller's report, are treating the matter as closed, other Democrats aren't ready to move on. His four-page overview of Mueller's report dealt a blow to Democrats, who had hoped the special counsel's account of his wide-ranging probe into the president's campaign and election meddling would bolster their wide-ranging investigations into Trump and his business dealings.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Trump's comments Thursday night are the second time he addressed the case in a matter of hours.

"I've assessed all the evidence to date for a Trump-Russia conspiracy".

"We have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your constitutional responsibility, and urge your immediate resignation as chairman of the committee", Conaway told the committee Thursday morning.

According to a four-page summary of Mueller's principal conclusions, there was no evidence that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it "conspired or coordinated" with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election. And until the American people get those answers, we will never clearly understand why President Trump was elected and continues to be a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He noted Trump's pursuit of a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

"You can't say that he (President Donald Trump) has committed treason, and say, 'But we're OK with that, we'll allow him to stay in office.' It isn't one or the other", Stewart said.

Gabbard then called on lawmakers to unite and pass her own legislation that seeks to secure USA elections by mandating paper ballots "that would make it impossible for Russian Federation or any other country or rogue actor to come in and manipulate or change the results of our elections".

But Mr Mueller declined to draw a conclusion on whether Mr Trump had obstructed justice, saying only that the president could not be exonerated. Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6 (e) deals with not releasing information about grand jury proceedings, which could account for a significant portion of the information in the Mueller report.

The New York Times reported Thursday morning that the Russian Federation report is around 300 pages long, a far cry from the four-page summary Barr provided. "The Department of Justice should not be involved in a cover-up of what's actually in the report". Democratic lawmakers have been pushing for lawmakers to see the full report without redactions, though members of both parties have called for its public release. His lawyer Michael Cohen even had a tape of Trump acknowledging the illegal act.

Mr. Barr told the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen.

"Again, Congress must see the full report."

President Trump also said he has plans to release and declassify the FISA warrants used to spy on his campaign in 2016. "The president said, 'Just let it go, ' and that's what's going to happen", Senator Graham said.

In his letter, Barr offered to testify before the Senate and House Judiciary committees on May 1 and 2, respectively.

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