Justice Department Set To Release Redacted Mueller Report Thursday Morning
The Department of Justice is expected to release the long-awaited report submitted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday morning.
Attorney General William Barr has said he is redacting four types of information from the report:
GRAND JURY INFORMATION
Barr’s position on releasing secret grand jury information, saying last week that he would not go to court to request its release. He said Democrats are “free to go to court” themselves, and Nadler has said he is ready to do so.
Grand jury information, including witness interviews, is normally off limits but can be obtained in court.
Congress frequently receives classified documents and briefings, and Democrats say there is no reason the Mueller report should be any different. Many Republicans agree, including the top Republican on the intelligence committee, California Rep. Devin Nunes.
Barr said he will redact information related to investigations connected to the Mueller probe that are still underway. Those include cases handed off or referred to federal prosecutors in Washington, New York and Virginia.
Democrats have noted that the Justice Department has released such information before.
The Justice Department regularly redacts information about people who were interviewed or scrutinized in investigations but not charged. Barr has said he will black out information from the report “that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.”
Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference Thursday after the Mueller report is released, Donald Trump said in a radio interview with WRAL.
Trump said he may also have his own press conference.
Trump says he may do one afterward.
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 17, 2019