AG Barr: Mueller Report to be Released by Mid-April, WH Won’t Review First
Attorney General William Barr announced today that a redacted version of the Mueller report will be released “by mid-April, if not sooner,” and he will not send a copy to the White House for privilege review.
In a letter to the Senate and House Judiciary chairmen, Barr wrote, “As we have discussed, I share your desire to ensure that Congress and the public had the opportunity to read the Special Counsel’s report. The Special Counsel is assisting us in this process.”
Barr said the Department of Justice was in the process of “identifying and redacting” sensitive material some of which “by law cannot be made public.”
Barr said they “will be in a position to release the report by mid-April, if not sooner.”
The Attorney General said that the White House would not receive a sneak peek of the document, writing, “Although the President would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for privilege review.”
Barr also said he would be available to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1 and the House Judiciary Committee on May 2.
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