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Barr to Turn Over Mueller Report by Mid-April

Trump will not see it before Congress, says attorney general
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2019 3:06 PM CDT
A copy of a letter from Attorney General William Barr advising Congress of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.   (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
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(Newser) – Congress will get the Mueller report next month. "Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own," William Barr said Friday in a letter to Congress, at least half of which wants Robert Mueller's report on his Russia investigation released now. The attorney general says he needs time to review the report and remove any parts involving grand jury information and other investigations. The letter says President Trump will not get a look at it first, the Washington Post reports. "Although the president would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report," Barr wrote, "he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me."

He had sent Congress a four-page summary of the almost 400-page report Sunday, saying the investigation did not find that the Trump campaign had worked with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Democrats in Congress have threatened to subpoena the report if it's not sent over by Tuesday. "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, per NBC News. (Trump proclaimed victory again Thursday night.)

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