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William Barr says the Mueller report will be delivered to Congress by mid-April

March 29, 2019

Congress will get special counsel Robert Mueller’s ultimate conclusions on his investigation into President Trump and Russian election meddling by mid-April, if not sooner, Attorney General William P. Barr said Friday.

“Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own,” Mr. Barr wrote in a letter to the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary committees.

Mr. Barr told the lawmakers the Justice Department is marking progress on redacting the nearly 400-page report, noting that Mr. Mueller is assisting with the process.

In the letter, Mr. Barr said he will not hand over the report to the White House for a privilege review prior to delivering the report to Congress.

“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,” he wrote.

“I do not believe it would be in the public’s interest for me to attempt to summarize the full report or release it in serial for piecemeal fashion,” the attorney general wrote.

Mr. Barr offered to testify after the report is released, suggesting May 1 for the Senate committee and May 2 for the House committee.

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