Edited version of Russian Federation probe report to be released

Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr says he will redact four types of information from the report

The AG's four-page letter to Congress summarizing the report on March 24 concluded that the investigation "did not establish" that any Trump campaign members "conspired or coordinated" with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee plan to subpoena the Department of Justice as early as Friday for all of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings throughout his almost two-year investigation into foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election, multiple news outlets reported, as they brace for a lengthy legal battle against President Donald Trump's administration for access to the full report in the wake of Attorney General William Barr's anticipated redactions. Sparring over the report in advance of its release is rampant.

Congressional Democrats have railed against the Justice Department's insistence that the Mueller report be redacted. But any information regarding his sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who run his businesses, could be more likely to be redacted.

Indeed, all of Washington will be studying the report. Even some prosecutors who worked for Mueller have said Barr did not accurately represent their findings after he received the report and shared its main conclusions. The department has refused to offer any solace. The scene at the White House is portrayed as one where Trump advisers are paralyzed by "paranoia" and in "fear" of Trump's wrath.

The next year, though, he wrote in another Washington Post column that Trump was right to fire Comey, because Comey had "crossed a line that is fundamental to the allocation of authority in the Justice Department" with the July announcement.

The report is expected in the morning, igniting a day of study and reaction. Nonetheless, it was noted that Mueller didn't exonerate Trump of obstruction. BookMaker.eu put the over-under at 1.5 times.

Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's attorneys, said Tuesday that their document will be dozens of pages long.

"He anticipates the end of this just like everyone else", a source with knowledge of the president's thinking said. "In 400 pages, there will probably be a few things".

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Barr's review of Mueller's report "condescending" and demanded he release the special counsel's full report.

Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mr. Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has said Congress must see the full report without redactions.

Barr has said the public version will include redactions for grand jury materials, classified information, details affecting ongoing investigation, and information that could damage the reputations of "peripheral" third party individuals.

Barr and Rosenstein are expected to take questions from reporters at the event, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. President Trump announced the press conference during an interview with WMAL's Larry O'Connor just before the Justice Department's announcement. Mueller was the last hope of many in the Democrat "Resistance" who have clutched at every straw imaginable since November 2016, when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton despite every mainstream media outlet giving her 90-plus percent odds of victory.

"In the absence of a bombshell piece of news showing up in the redacted report, the political science would suggest more of what we have seen so far: Democrats will continue to perceive all sorts of malfeasance [and] Republicans will continue to avoid seeing it that way", Hetherington said.

"It does make it hard for Democrats to make clear to the public what the president did that did constitute abuse of power".

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