AG William Barr To Announce Mueller Findings At Press Conference

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As Attorney General William Barr prepares the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation report, Sen.

The president isn't waiting.

"Now that the Special Counsel's investigation has concluded, we are unaware of any legitimate basis upon which the Department can refuse to answer the Judiciary Committee's inquiries", Graham, Johnson and Grassley - who chair the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and Senate Finance Committee, respectively - wrote in their letter to Barr.

Americans got a glimpse into Mueller's two-year probe last month when Barr gave Congress a four-page summary of the special counsel's key findings, the most highly anticipated of which was that there was no conspiracy between Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Media personalities on CNN - and MSNBC in particular - who built their audiences on Russiagate for the past two and a half years were literally in tears after the Mueller probe concluded without any new indictments, and Trump gloated about being completely exonerated.

On Monday, the US leader contended that "these crimes were committed" by his 2016 opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and "Dirty Cops", his derogatory term for former top USA law enforcement officials, "and others!"

As for the Mueller report, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the US cable news program Fox News Sunday, "I don't think it is going to be damaging to the president".

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Democrats have been calling for Mueller himself to testify before Congress and have expressed concern that Barr will order unnecessary censoring of the report to protect Trump. Exposing that would undermine that judicial institution, which few judges would willingly encourage (and even fewer appellate judges). Jerry Nadler of NY, is poised to try to compel Barr to turn over an unredacted copy as well as the report's underlying investigative files.

The total Mueller report is almost 400-pages long, but Barr has been working with the special counsel's office to redact four kinds of information from the document: grand jury material, foreign intelligence, facts relating to ongoing investigations and information about people who were not charged with a crime.

Barr said he will redact information related to investigations connected to the Mueller probe that are still underway.

"The narrative Barr established may yet be turned on its head when a far more detailed version of the report is given to Congress and made public and every page and paragraph is picked apart".

Mueller announced the completion of his wide-ranging probe into the president's campaign and foreign election meddling late last month.

One of the key questions floating around at the moment is whether Attorney General William Barr will be redacting the names of officials who cooperated with the investigation.

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The scores of outstanding questions about the investigation have not stopped the president and his allies from declaring victory.

"They assumed all along that there was going to be a finding of no collusion, so the rebuttal is about obstruction", Fox's unnamed source said. The president's two top White House lawyers, Pat Cipollone and Emmet Flood, are expected to be among the White House officials reading the report.

But so far, Mueller's office has released three expenditures statements. About a third think the department has shared too little with the White House, which has argued that portions of the report should be kept confidential if they involve private conversations of the president subject to executive privilege. And there is fear among some presidential confidants that the rush to spike the football in celebration could backfire if bombshell new information emerges.

The Justice Department generally avoids holding news conferences - or offering any specific information - about cases it closes without charges. "There was no anything", Trump told ABC News affiliate KSTP Monday in Minnesota. "It was a big con job and everybody knows it..." "The reason for this is because Republicans and Democrats in the electorate hate the other side so much". This crime was all made up. The warrant was obtained after Page had left the campaign and was renewed several times.

Later, it tries to tie up the matter of what Trump got wrong. He later amended his remarks, saying that while he is "not saying that improper surveillance occurred", he is "concerned about it and looking into it".

This much we know for sure: Barr's release of the report will not be the end of the Trump-Russia saga. Was firing James Comey obstruction of justice?

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