Mueller's Trump-Russia report to be released on Thursday

Mueller's Trump-Russia report to be released on Thursday

Mueller's Trump-Russia report to be released on Thursday

Attorney General William Barr plans to release a redacted version of the special counsel's Russian Federation report on Thursday morning, a Justice Department official told reporters.

Social media sites are exploding in outrage as the Dept. of Justice minutes ago sought to head off speculation by announcing a redacted version of the long-awaited Mueller report now will not be released to Congress until Thursday. In that letter to Congress, Barr said Mueller's investigation did not establish that members of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation. They have zeroed in on Mueller's decision to punt on whether Trump had obstructed justice, which Barr said "leaves it to the attorney general to determine". Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has threatened to subpoena the Justice Department to release Mueller's report and related documents, if he and Barr can not come to an agreement over redactions and the special counsel's underlying evidence.

Many Democrats have criticized Barr for inserting his opinion so quickly after the report was delivered, and threatened to subpoena him for the full unredacted report. The Mueller investigation has cast a cloud over the presidency of Trump, who has often called it a politically motivated "witch hunt".

A lawyer for Nader did not respond to a request for comment. It will have color-coded redactions. It's a "Complete and Total EXONERATION", according to Trump.

On Twitter, Trump said Saturday, "Why should Radical Left Democrats in Congress have a right to retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops?"

"To deny the Judiciary Committee and the Congress the knowledge of what's in parts of the Mueller report is not proper", Nadler said.

The announcement comes after Attorney General William Barr testified before Senate lawmakers last week that the highly-anticipated report would be released "next week".

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

In a March 27 letter seen by Reuters on Monday, Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff and top Republican Devin Nunes told Barr they want Mueller to brief them on "the investigation's scope and areas of inquiry, its findings, and the intelligence and counterintelligence information gathered" in the investigation.

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