Redacted Mueller Report Released
Jennifer Lewerenz | Apr 18, 2019 AT 11:53 am
(AP/KNSI) - Attorney General William Barr says a version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report with fewer redactions will be made available to a small group of lawmakers.
In a letter to Congress on Thursday, Barr says the second version of the report would be given to the “Gang of Eight,” the top-ranking House and Senate lawmakers from both parties who can view sensitive classified information. The chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate judiciary committees will also receive it.
Barr said all redactions would be removed from that version of the report except those relating to grand-jury information.
The attorney general said, “I do not believe that I have discretion to disclose grand-jury information to Congress. Nevertheless, this accommodation will allow you to review the bulk of the redacted material for yourselves.”
Democrats want the full report released.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation is two volumes and 448 pages long including attachments.
The report’s first volume details Russian election interference and the second relates to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the release of the Mueller Report:
“Democrats have spent the past two years on an overzealous witch hunt, rather than focusing on the issues that matter to the voters they are supposed to represent. Today’s release of the Mueller Report confirms what we knew all along – there was no collusion. It’s time for the Democrats to start working for the American people, instead of fantasizing over baseless accusations."