Mueller report’s release is expected Thursday, Justice Dept. says

Mueller report’s release is expected Thursday, Justice Dept. says

Congressional staff are preparing for marathon reading sessions over Easter as Washington awaits the release of Robert Mueller's report into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the department, said that officials intend to issue the report to Congress and the public. Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarizing what he said were Mueller's primary conclusions.

Barr said the special counsel didn't find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"The Special Counsel. did not draw a conclusion - one way or the other - as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction", Barr wrote.

During a stop in Harrisburg on Monday to promote federal legislation to expand on the tax-deferred savings account program for people with disabilities he championed into law in 2014, Casey said he favors the public getting to see a version of the report containing only intelligence-related and possibly some grand jury proceeding redactions. Trump has lauded Barr's review, claiming it to be a "total and complete exoneration". Attorney General Bill Barr said he would color code redacted information that falls into 4 categories, and that each redaction will include explanatory notes.

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The Justice Department didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. "Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own", Barr said of the report. The Mueller investigation cast a cloud over the presidency of Trump, a Republican. Despite Barr not making a ruling, Barr said that the evidence was lacking to charge the president with obstruction.

According to the attorney general's summary, no criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the Trump campaign was established. The attorney general told lawmakers he believed that spying on Trump's campaign did occur, and that he plans to investigate whether it was legally justified.

"To deny the Judiciary Committee and the Congress the knowledge of what's in parts of the Mueller report is not proper", Nadler said.

"I honestly think that will happen", Napolitano said confidently.

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