Redacted Mueller report out this week

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The US Justice Department expects to release on Friday NZT a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on US President Donald Trump, his associates and Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

According to an agency spokesperson Monday, the report is expected to released Thursday morning and will be made available to the public as well as Congress.

Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month and submitted a almost 400-page report to Attorney General William Barr.


The report's release to Congress and the public will come days after Barr told Congress he believed "spying" on the Trump campaign occurred during the 2016 election - a statement that buoyed Trump and his supporters, who have long argued that the Russian Federation investigation arose from false accusations and bad motives.

Democrats also are skeptical of Barr's conclusion because he has always been opposed to the special counsel investigation and was hired by Trump. Nadler noted that Barr, before he became the country's top law enforcement official, wrote that Trump could not obstruct justice because the president "is the boss of the Justice Department and could order it around to institute an investigation, to eliminate an investigation or could not be questioned about that".

Kennedy said that many Democrats apparently assumed that the Mueller report was going to be "a gift basket of impeachable offenses", but Attorney General William Barr's summary of Mueller's findings essentially shot that hope down. Barr also has said he planned to redact material related to intelligence-gathering sources and methods. In his letter, Barr wrote that the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's associates during the campaign.


A lawyer for Nader did not respond to a request for comment. The full report will show whether Barr's summary left out anything damaging to the president. It will have color-coded redactions. "These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others!" Despite Barr not making a ruling, Barr said that the evidence was lacking to charge the president with obstruction.

"I think spying did occur", Barr said.

The House Judiciary Committee voted earlier this month to authorize a subpoena for Mueller's full report and evidence, depending on what Barr turns over.


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