DOJ: Mueller report to be released Thursday

DOJ: Mueller report to be released Thursday

DOJ: Mueller report to be released Thursday

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated Russian Federation report is set to be released to the public and Congress on Thursday morning, the Justice Department announced.

Release appears imminent of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's almost 400-page report on Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, but sparring over Mueller's conclusions is already rampant. "Only a federal judge can override the requirements of redaction", he pointed out. "Attorney General Barr will make the decision!" "I'm going to authorize and order you to release it in full'".

"I have said, and I'll say again, 'No thank you, Mr. Attorney General".

Department of Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said the report will be released to Congress and the public on the morning of April 18.

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Barr sent Congress a letter on March 24 summarizing Mueller's main conclusions. Two days after receiving the 400-page report, Barr sent a four-page summary to Congress, concluding that Mueller's findings didn't show the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation. Barr said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded Mueller's findings were "not sufficient to establish that the president had committed an obstruction-of-justice offense", which Democrats say warrants further examination and the release of the full report. The Mueller investigation cast a cloud over the presidency of Trump, a Republican. Mueller didn't make a determination on the obstruction charges against the president.

But Mueller did not reach a definitive conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. He has pointed to the language Mueller used, saying it is legal speak and does not suggest there was no such evidence.

Since Barr released his letter, Trump has set his sights on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and accused the Obama Justice Department of spying on his campaign. Of course they did! "And we need to see them and the public needs to see them".

Three years on from his election victory, he is still railing against his former Democratic White House opponent Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server for government business and threatens to reopen an investigation into the matter. "Where does that double standard come from?" he asked.

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