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Barr to discuss Mueller report before lawmakers get a copy

Posted On: Apr 18, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller- but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.
The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country.
Even the planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly spiraled into a political battle Wednesday over whether Attorney General William Barr is attempting to shield the president who appointed him and spin the report's findings before the American people can read it and come to their own judgments.
Barr will hold a 9:30 a.m. news conference to present his interpretation of the report's findings, before providing redacted copies to Congress and the public. The news conference, first announced by Trump during a radio interview, provoked immediate criticism from...

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