By Steve Neavling
Attorney General William Barr is expected to release to Congress a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s election meddling this week.
President Trump and his allies have applauded Barr’s summary of the report, which suggested that Mueller’s nearly two year investigation was unable to establish that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.
The summary also indicated that Mueller’s team failed to prove that Trump obstructed the investigation, but the probe did not “exonerate” the president.
So what can we expect from the full document?
Mueller’s 400-page report most likely lays out the factual findings and legal analysis of the investigation, which resulted in numerous convictions.
Democrats also are skeptical of Barr’s conclusion because he has long been opposed to the special counsel investigation and was hired by Trump. The full report will show whether Barr’s summary left out anything damaging to the president.
But how much of the report is made public is an open question. Barr has repeatedly said he’s working with Mueller’s team to redact information that could compromise sources and other ongoing investigations.
Ticklethewire.com will provide details of the report once it becomes public.