Redacted Mueller report out this week

Lester Mason
April 15, 2019

Trump had previously said the decision to release the report would be "totally up to" his attorney general, while his press secretary Sarah Sanders in March said "I don't think the president has any problem" with its publication.

U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Saturday whether Congressional Democrats should have access to a redacted version of the Mueller report that cleared him of conspiring to collude with Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Rather, Mueller's team wrote, according to Barr, that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him". Mr Barr concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that such an offence had been...

Since the release of Barr's summary, Trump has claimed "total exoneration, no collusion, no obstruction".

Key House Democrats didn't want to wait and had initially demanded it be made public by April 2. Barr has said he's willing to testify before the House and Senate judiciary committees in early May.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pushed back Thursday against allegations that Attorney General William Barr had been biased in his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report, calling such accusations "bizarre". The president's personal attorney Jay Sekulow refused to disclose how they will tackle the redacted report - which Barr is expected to deliver this week - though he told the newspaper it will be similar to how they responded to Barr's summary sent to Congress. Mr. Barr also said he believed the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign - but clarified the question is whether it was merited or not.

Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at University of California, Irvine, tweeted out a list of "what to expect when you're expecting the (redacted) Mueller report, riffing on the title of a best-selling advice book for pregnant women and their partners".

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