The Department of Justice says the redacted Mueller report will be released Thursday
- A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference is set to be released on Thursday, a Justice Department spokesperson told INSIDER.
- The report has been a subject of great debate in Washington, with the Trump administration sparring with Democrats over how much would be redacted.
- Attorney General William Barr said will redact information that falls into four categories: grand-jury information, classified information, information that could compromise intelligence sources and methods, and information that could hurt the reputation and privacy of peripheral third parties.
A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference will be released on Thursday, a Justice Department spokesperson told INSIDER on Monday.The report's release is highly anticipated, but also a subject of significant division in Washington between the White House and congressional Democrats. Advertisement
Attorney General William Barr has signaled he will redact information that falls into four categories: grand-jury information, classified information, information that could compromise intelligence sources and methods, and information that could hurt the reputation and privacy of peripheral third parties.
Meanwhile, House Democrats have called for an unredacted version of the report to be released and have sparred with Barr in recent weeks since Mueller delivered his report to the attorney general.Read more: Only 13% of Americans think Attorney General William Barr's summary accurately described the Mueller Report
After receiving the report, Barr published a four-page summary of the nearly 400-page report that said the special counsel concluded the Trump campaign had not colluded with the Kremlin. Barr also said that Muller did not find President Donald Trump committed a crime, including obstruction of justice, but did not fully exonerate him, either.Trump initially seemed open to having the report, but quickly shifted to blasting anyone who called for it to be publicly released. Early on Monday morning, Trump tweeted, "Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction. These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS!"Advertisement
Democrats have accused Barr and the Trump administration of attempting to shield the president from potentially damning information for being made public.
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