The Justice Department expects to release the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday morning. The roughly 400-page report is the result of a nearly two-year investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
As we told you before, Attorney General William Barr has insisted that redactions are necessary to protect confidential and sensitive material. While Democrats are suspicious about the redactions and have demanded access to the full, unredacted report, Barr has said he will make notations explaining the redactions. Apparently, this won’t be the “only” release either. Word is that another release could be soon.
As for what will be redacted now? There are several categories: including information related to the grand jury used by the special counsel during his probe, and information related to ongoing investigation.
As you’ll recall, when Barr received Mueller's report late last month, he sent Congress a four-page summary of findings. In it, Barr said Mueller did not find evidence of conspiracy or collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. He also noted that Mueller did not exonerate the President on obstruction of justice.
Barr has previously announced that the Justice Department would not continue the investigation of possible obstruction.President Trump has argued that he is totally vindicated in the final report, though he has also stressed that he has not seen it.
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