After years of waiting, the Mueller report is scheduled to be released on Thursday. Parts of it will be redacted for security purposes, which makes perfect sense.
DOJ: Mueller Report Likely to Be Released Thursday
The Justice Department said Monday that it plans to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report this Thursday on alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
The announcement comes after Attorney General William Barr testified before Senate lawmakers last week that the highly-anticipated report would be released “next week.”
Barr wrote Congressional leaders last month with the special counsel’s “principal conclusions,” revealing that Team Mueller concluded that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia. Barr also said that Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether President Trump obstructed justice, stating that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined that the president had not done so.
Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said the redacted report would be given to Congress and also made available to the public.
Following the release of Barr’s summary, President Trump triumphantly declared he was finally exonerated of any wrongdoing, telling reporters ahead of a trip returning to Washington, D.C. from Mar-a-Lago that the near two-year probe was “the most ridiculous thing ever.
Because of the redactions, which it must have for security reasons, some liberals are already trying to discredit the report.
Barr's version of the Mueller report is going to be coming out Thursday morning
We don't know:
1. How much Barr will redact
2. What legal standards (if any) Barr is using to justify his redactions
3. How much Barr has consulted with the White House during the process
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) April 15, 2019
Folks – we are NOT getting the Mueller report on Thursday – don’t let the media build it up that way. We are getting a highly redacted Barr version on orders directly from Trump’s White House which has reviewed the report already and clearly has had the opportunity to weigh in.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) April 15, 2019
A preview of the Mueller Report we'll see on Friday. pic.twitter.com/gUj67xRJzg
— Lance Ulanoff (@LanceUlanoff) April 15, 2019
They just can’t stand the fact that the Russia hoax they pushed for over two years isn’t true.