NEW: AG Bill Barr Tells Congress He Anticipates Releasing Mueller’s Report Mid-April “If Not Sooner”
Attorney General Bill Barr wrote a letter to Congress Friday updating them on the status of the release of Mueller’s report.
Mr. Barr said in his letter addressed to House Judiciary Chairman Nadler and Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham that Mueller’s report is nearly 400 pages long and therefore his office is preparing the report, making redactions that are required, with a goal to release mid-April “if not sooner.”
“The Special Counsel is assisting us in the process,” Barr said.
Barr will be redacting 1) material subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure that by law cannot be made public, 2) material the Intel community identifies as as potentially compromising sources and methods, 3) material that could effect other ongoing matters, and 4) material that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy of peripheral third parties…
Barr also wrote that there are no plans to submit a report to the Trump White House for a privilege review.
“Although the President would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review,” Barr wrote.
Bill Barr then slammed House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler’s public statements mischaracterizing the Attorney General’s summary report on Mueller’s main findings released last Sunday.
“My March 24 letter was not, and did not purport to be, and exhaustive recounting of the Special Counsel’s investigation or report,” Barr wrote, adding his summary was of Mueller’s “principal conclusions.”
In the penultimate paragraph of the two-page letter to Congress, Barr said he would testify publicly on behalf of the Justice Department shortly after the Special Counsel’s report is made public — offering to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1st and to the House Judiciary Committee on May 2nd.
Screenshot of letter:
The Deep State-Democrat-Media complex has been attacking Attorney General Bill Barr and accusing him of “hiding something” after he released a 4-page summary of Mueller’s conclusion that Trump’s camp did not conspire with Russia nor did the President obstruct justice.
The Democrats and their stenographers in the media pushed Russian collusion conspiracy theories for over two years so they are having a hard time accepting Mueller’s conclusion that Trump did not collude with Russia — no doubt new conspiracy theories about Bill Barr being a Russian agent will soon pop up in the fake news media.