Bill Barr To Release Report On Russia Investigation Today
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Justice Department is planning to release the Mueller report this morning.
Attorney General Bill Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein have scheduled a news conference at 9:30, Eastern time. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team spent 22 months investigating Russian interference in 2016 presidential election.
Barr has said the roughly 400 page report is being redacted to protect confidential and sensitive material. Congressional Democrats are highly skeptical and have demanded access to the full, unredacted report.
When Barr received Mueller's report late last month, he sent Congress a four-page letter summarizing key findings.
He said Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. He also noted that Mueller did not exonerate the President on obstruction of justice.
Barr made a quick decision not to pursue a wider investigation of obstruction. Barr has said he will talk more about his decision-making once the final report is released.
He has made himself available to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees early next month.
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