Justice Department says redacted Mueller report to be delivered Thursday

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Attorney General William Barr will publicly release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Thursday.

Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the department, said Monday that officials plan to issue the report to Congress and the public on Thursday morning. In that letter to Congress, Barr said Mueller's investigation did not establish that members of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation.

Trump and his allies have claimed "total exoneration" in the wake of Barr's letter, but Democrats have said they don't trust Barr to accurately describe Mueller's investigation and have demanded to see the full report and Mueller's underlying evidence.

The almost 400-page report is the most anticipated political report in the last 20 years as both Republicans and Democrats scramble to defend or attack President Trump in the wake of its release.

In the synopsis, Barr wrote that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein examined the evidence and determined that they would not be able to make a case for obstruction.

Nadler said it "may be that Mueller decided not to prosecute obstruction of justice for various reasons that there wasn't proof beyond a reasonable doubt on some things".

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Last month, Barr released a summary of Mueller's findings, almost 48 hours after the special counsel's investigation was completed. The attorney general then sent Congress a four-page letter that detailed Mueller's "principal conclusions".

That last category of redaction suggests Barr wants to keep secret any derogatory information gathered by investigators about figures who ended up not being central to Mueller's investigation. That could include the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY in which a Russian lawyer promised "dirt" on Clinton to senior campaign officials, as well as a secret January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles investigated as a possible attempt to set up a back channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin while Democrat Barack Obama was still president.

Barr sparked further controversy in testimony before a Senate panel when he confirmed he was starting his own inquiries into counterintelligence decisions that may have involved "spying" on Trump's 2016 campaign. Trump for months derided Mueller's investigation, but said he believes Mueller acted honorably in clearing him of colluding with Russian Federation.

Material that could affect other ongoing matters, including those that the special counsel has referred to other Department offices.

On Twitter, Trump said Saturday, "Why should Radical Left Democrats in Congress have a right to retry and examine the $35,000,000 (two years in the making) No Collusion Mueller Report, when the crime committed was by Crooked Hillary, the DNC and Dirty Cops?"

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