Redacted Mueller report to be released Thursday: DOJ

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The U.S. Justice Department expects to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation public on Thursday morning.

Mueller officially concluded his investigation late last month and submitted a almost 400-page report to Attorney General William Barr. Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarising what he said were Mueller's primary conclusions, notably that the investigation did not establish that members of Trump's election campaign conspired with Russian Federation.

However, Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the argument.

Mueller was less decisive on the question of obstruction of justice.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Barr's review of Mueller's report "condescending" and demanded the attorney general release the special counsel's full report. Information that's expected to be redacted includes materials related to the grand jury and pending investigations.

The meeting included a discussion about a proposal to resolve the conflict in Ukraine in terms favourable to the Kremlin, an issue that has damaged Russia's relations with the West. Prosecutors also said Manafort shared Trump campaign polling data with Kilimnik, although the significance of that act remains unclear.

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After Barr released his four-page letter, Trump claimed "complete and total exoneration", condemned "an illegal takedown that failed" and accused unnamed political enemies of treasonous acts.

Barr is not required by the regulations governing the special counsel to share the report with the public or notify Congress of more than "brief notifications, with an outline of the actions and the reasons for them".

"We know with certainty why they interfered and what they were trying to do but we don't know a lot of details", he said.

As Washington D.C. politicians brace themselves for the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's full report, the White House reportedly only has a "bare-bones" plan in place for handling the document: Speed reading the nearly 400-page redacted report and zeroing in on two unanswered questions. "Attorney General Barr will make the decision!"

U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies on the Justice Department's budget proposal before a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019.

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