U.S. President Donald Trump questioned Saturday whether Congressional Democrats should have access to a redacted version of the Mueller report that cleared him of conspiring to collude with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
Mueller's much-anticipated report is set to be released to the public and Congress with redactions on Thursday morning, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference will be released on Thursday morning, promising the climactic moment in a two-year saga that has jeopardised Donald Trump's presidency and held Washington spellbound.
Barr also wrote that Mueller presented evidence "on both sides" about whether Trump obstructed justice by acting to impede the inquiry, but he did not draw a conclusion one way or the other.
Kennedy said that many Democrats apparently assumed that the Mueller report was going to be "a gift basket of impeachable offenses", but Attorney General William Barr's summary of Mueller's findings essentially shot that hope down.
During a stop in Harrisburg on Monday to promote federal legislation to expand on the tax-deferred savings account program for people with disabilities he championed into law in 2014, Casey said he favors the public getting to see a version of the report containing only intelligence-related and possibly some grand jury proceeding redactions. They've expressed concerns that Barr will redact information that is embarrassing to Trump.
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.
A lawyer for Nader did not respond to a request for comment.
Democrats and critics of the president have demanded that Barr release the full report, but Napolitano and other legal experts have argued the attorney general is not permitted to release an unredacted version. Last week, Barr told a U.S. Senate panel he believed that "spying" did occur on Trump's campaign, and he plans to investigate whether it was properly authorized.
The House Judiciary Committee is poised to issue a subpoena for the report's redacted portions.