Attorney General William Barr just notified Congress that he’s in the process of redacting “the full, nearly 400-page Mueller report” and it should be released to the public by “mid-April, if not sooner”:
AG Barr tells House and Senate Judiciary he is redacting the full, nearly 400-page Mueller report to prepare it for release by mid-April, if not sooner, and offers to testify before Senate Judiciary on 5/1/19 and House Judiciary on 5/2/19.
— Rebecca Kaplan (@RebeccaRKaplan) March 29, 2019
And since Dems are sure to b*tch about the redactions, it’s Robert Mueller and the Special Counsel’s office that are helping Barr get this done:
In his letter AG Barr states that the Special Counsel's report is "nearly 400 pages long (exclusive of tables and appendices)". He adds that Bob Mueller is assisting the DOJ in "making the redactions that are required" to allow the report to be released.
— Matthew Cundall (@matthew_cundall) March 29, 2019
MORE: Mueller report is nearly 400 pages long.
William Barr says his 4 page summary wasn't a summary
Mueller assisting with redactions
— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) March 29, 2019
BREAKING: Attorney General William Barr is preparing to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report which will include redactions that Mueller will assist with.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 29, 2019
More on the redactions:
Barr says work on redactions is "well along," covers 4 areas:
– grand jury material
– intel sensitive
– ongoing investigations
– "information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties” https://t.co/wVEkzYDsGF
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) March 29, 2019
Oh, and there goes the Dem claim that President Trump would seek to assert executive privilege over parts of the report, which Barr said Trump is well within his rights to do but his office is not even submitting the report to the White House for a review:
AG Barr: President Trump would have right to assert privilege on "certain parts of the report," but based on his public statements, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for privilege review.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 29, 2019
There will still be a fight over grand jury information, however:
Barr's letter does not address that Nadler's reported offer to jointly ask judge to unseal grand jury testimony https://t.co/yXyzulIKUg
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) March 29, 2019
Barr also offered to testify publicly in early May:
In letter, Barr says he is available to testify before the the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1 and the House Judiciary Committee May 2.
The Republican-controlled Senate, Barr certainly knows, will be a more friendly venue.
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) March 29, 2019
Full letter here:
News from AG Barr – Mueller report coming mid-April if not sooner; report nearly 400 pages; no plans for WH privilege review pic.twitter.com/LmrG5A1qFZ
— Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) March 29, 2019