Trump Blasts Mueller Report Before Release

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The Justice Department said Monday a redacted version of the highly anticipated Mueller Report will be released to Congress and the public Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Special counsel Robert Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month and submitted a almost 400-page confidential report to Attorney General William Barr.

Barr also wrote that Mueller presented evidence "on both sides" about whether Trump obstructed justice and did "not exonerate him" on that point, instead declining to draw a conclusion.

Moments after the department announced its plans for releasing the report, the Republican president went to Twitter to make another attack on Mueller's team and derided the "Russia Hoax". Barr said he did not believe the evidence was sufficient to prove that Trump had obstructed justice. 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. Barr is shielding four specific categories of information: grand jury material, details whose public release could harm ongoing investigations, any information that would "potentially compromise sources and methods" in intelligence collection, and anything that would "unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties".

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It remains unclear whether Mr Assange used his own faeces, or someone else's, to allegedly smear on the walls of the embassy. She said they had not received any prior notice of it and called on Swedish authorities to reopen the case.

The meeting included a discussion about a proposal to resolve the conflict in Ukraine in terms favourable to the Kremlin, an issue that has damaged Russia's relations with the West. Prosecutors also said Manafort shared Trump campaign polling data with Kilimnik, although the significance of that act remains unclear. The report could provide new information that could prompt further investigations or even consideration of impeachment proceedings, a tricky political calculation since Mueller did not conclude there was collusion or obstruction.

All of this is sure to come up when Barr testifies about the Mueller report before the House and Senate Judiciary panels.

Mueller turned over a copy of his report to the attorney general on 22 March.

"As I have made clear, Congress requires the full and complete special counsel report, without redactions, as well as access to the underlying evidence", Nadler said in a statement this month.