1.) What We Already Know

  • 2019-04-17
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
1.) What We Already Know
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Attorney General Barr completed his preliminary review of the Mueller report at the end of March with top-line conclusions. At four pages, Barr's letter wasn't good enough for Democrats.

For two years, prominent congressional leaders like Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY) claimed they had evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

In a public statement at the time Barr said, "Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and to summarize the principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation."

Democrats made it clear they wanted unfettered access to Mueller's 400-page report.

Barr expressed a willingness to work with Democrats, to little avail. Among other things, the Department of Justice will provide all members of Congress with the following information:

The full report with limited redactions, clearly labeled to maximize transparency. They are as follows:

1.) Grand Jury details

2.) Information disrupting intelligence community sources and tactics

3.) Information relevant to ongoing court battles

4.) Information relevant to individuals that were not to be charged by the council

Moreover, Barr will provide the unredacted report – except for grand jury testimony as protected by law – to a bipartisan group of congressional leaders on several committees.

In the interest of transparency, President Trump did not assert privilege over the report, save for the limited redactions outlined above.

Trump's lawyers did not request nor were permitted to make any redactions to the report.

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