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Darr Beiser, USA TODAY Network

DOJ Expects To Release Mueller's Russia Report Thursday

April 15, 2019 - 12:06 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department expects to make special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public on Thursday morning. 
 
Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday the redacted report will be sent to Congress and made available to the public Thursday.
 
Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month and submitted a nearly 400-page report to Attorney General William Barr. Barr provided a four-page letter to Congress that detailed Mueller's "principal conclusions.'' 

A senior Trump administration official tells CBS News that the White House plans to issue a statement after the release of the report. The overall response is expected to be similar to the way the administration handled Barr's summary to Congress with top aides expected to speak out along with tweets from the president, CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey reported.
 
In his letter, Barr said the special counsel didn't find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Donald Trump's associates during the 2016 presidential campaign. 
 
But Mueller did not reach a definitive conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Instead, Barr said he did not believe the evidence was sufficient to prove that Trump had obstructed justice.

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler is still pushing for the release of the report without redactions.