Attorney general says Mueller report will be released in mid-April and is almost 400 pages

Mail Online | 3/30/2019 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
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Attorney General William Barr told the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Friday that he expects to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report in the next two weeks, and that he will testify publicly about it in early May.

In a letter to Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Barr said the Justice Department is 'preparing the report for release, making the redactions that are required.'

Progress - Position - Report - Barr

'Our progress is such that I anticipate we will be in a position to release the report by mid-April, if not sooner,' Barr wrote.

Mueller's report on Russia's 2016 election interference is 'nearly 400 pages long,' according to Barr, not including tables and attachments.

Agency - Information - Details - Intelligence - Sources

His agency must scour it for classified information, details that could expose intelligence sources and methods, and anything that could bear on criminal cases.

Barr recommended a May 1 Senate hearing followed by May 2 House testimony.

March - Letter - Quartet - Intelligence - Committee

He objected to his March 25 letter to a quartet of congressional intelligence committee leaders being described as a thorough 'summary' of Mueller's findings, saying it was only meant to reflect the special counsel's 'principal conclusions.'

'Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own,' he wrote.

Barr - March - Letter - Mueller - Evidence

Barr wrote in his March 25 letter that Mueller had found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians to impact the result of the election.

He left open, however, the question of whether Trump may have obstructed justice by firing then-FBI Director James Comey.

Comey - Partisans - Trump - Counter-intelligence - Probe

Comey and anti-Trump partisans have claimed Trump intended to derail the counter-intelligence probe that preceded the Mueller probe.

Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein jointly determined that there was not sufficient evidence to support that allegation.

Friday - Letter - Committees - Minority - Members

In Friday’s letter, which also went to the two committees' ranking minority members, Barr said he doesn't expect President Trump or his attorneys to have an...
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