Barr Says He Expects To Release The Mueller Report By Mid-April

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Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers on Friday that he expects to have a public version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report ready for release by mid-April and that President Trump has deferred to him to decide what makes it into the redacted document.

“Our progress is such that I anticipate we will be in a position to release the report by mid-April, if not sooner,” Barr wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

“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 a privilege review,” Barr wrote.

Barr also identified the dates he is available to testify before Congress.

“I am currently available to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1, 2019, and before the House Judiciary Committee on May 2, 2019,” he said.

Barr also suggested that the full report will not be released.

“We are preparing the report for release, making the redactions that are required,” he wrote.

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