Published: Thu, April 18, 2019
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Justice Department set to release redacted Mueller report

Justice Department set to release redacted Mueller report

Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the attorney general last week of "going off the rails".

"And there can't be anything there, because there was no crime, there was no anything", Trump told the ABC affiliate station.

There is now no law in the United States that states "collusion" is a federal crime.

Democratic officials, for their part, want to find out what Trump campaign staffers did when/if they found out about Russian interference in the election.

Barr has said he will release as much of the Mueller report as possible, while excluding material Mueller included from secret grand jury testimony and confidential US intelligence sources, information about ongoing investigations and material that might prove damaging to peripheral figures in the investigation who have not been charged with criminal offenses. "Attorney General Barr is going to be giving a press conference", Mr. Trump said in an interview with the "Larry O'Connor Show" on WMAL. However, Nadler won't see a thing until this works its way to the Supreme Court, though, and by that time no one will care any more.

"Maybe I'll do one after that, we'll see", he said. But perhaps most troubling for White House aides is the likelihood that the report in which they cooperated would reveal them as a source of negative information about the president - the type of access Trump might call a "leak". The president typically engages reporters on his way to an idling Marine One helicopter on the White House's South Lawn. Below is a rundown of some of what we know about the Mueller report's imminent unveiling and what we can expect when it lands on our collective doorstep.

Democrats are calling for Mueller himself to testify before Congress and have expressed concern that Barr will order unnecessary censoring of the report to protect the president. "The role of the attorney general is to not be a lackey for the president of the United States", Rossi said. But we do know, from both the special counsel's indictments of 12 "Russian intelligence officers" and other court filings (as well as through the work of news organizations and Congress' intelligence committees) that Russia did attempt to influence the 2016 USA presidential election.

"I am most interested in reading if anyone inside the campaign reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or others any contact with Russian officials or individuals who promised to provide dirt", former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile told Politico this week. "The reason for this is because Republicans and Democrats in the electorate hate the other side so much".

But the attorney general's brief summary left people with more questions than answers, especially regarding the evidence relating to conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges.

Robert Mueller as FBI director testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington
Robert Mueller as FBI director testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. File

"The downside of that strategy was they'll have to live by what's in the actual document", the strategist said.

Because of these guidelines, any grand jury material in the report must be redacted. "With abject complicity from the press corps, the administration succeeded in establishing the perception of the Mueller report - which is possibly even more important than the reality of what is in the document".

Recent news reports suggest that Barr's stated conclusion was misleading and hint at indications that Mueller meant to leave it for Congress to act on the president's alleged obstruction.

On investigations, 84% of Democrats believe lawmakers shouldn't let up in scrutinizing Trump's ties to Russian Federation, but the same share of Republicans disagree.

Experts say men who self-identify as political independents will be key in the 2020 race.

"My sense is that the report itself will likely contain a fair amount of bad news for the president".

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed on Tuesday that the White House would be issuing a response, but did not go into detail about what that response might cover.

Democrats have noted that the Justice Department has released such information before, including some related to Mueller's own investigation while it was in progress.

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