Mueller’s report to be made public Thursday

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The Justice Department said Monday a redacted version of the highly anticipated Mueller Report will be released to Congress and the public Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The nearly 400-page report details the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team about the Trump-Russia investigation. The report was submitted to Attorney General William Barr last month.

After reading the report, Barr issued a four-page letter about Mueller’s conclusions. In his letter, Barr wrote that the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Donald Trump’s associates during the campaign.

However, Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the argument. Ultimately, Barr said he didn’t think there was enough evidence to convict Trump of obstructing justice.

Since the report was submitted to Barr, Democrats have sought to have it released and also criticized Barr for issuing an opinion so quickly after the release based on the size of the report. Information that’s expected to be redacted includes materials related to the grand jury and pending investigations.

The report took roughly 22 months to complete and involved interviews with hundreds of witnesses. In total, 34 indictments have been issued due to the investigation including members of Trump’s campaign and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

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