‘Weeks, Not Months’ Until Redacted Mueller Report Released Publicly, DOJ Official Says

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: U.S. Attorney General William Barr leaves his home March 25, 2019 in McLean, Virginia. Stopping short of exonerating President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, Barr released a summa... WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: U.S. Attorney General William Barr leaves his home March 25, 2019 in McLean, Virginia. Stopping short of exonerating President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, Barr released a summary report of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, saying there was no collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian intelligence. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 26, 2019 4:13 p.m.

An unnamed Department of Justice Official told CNN, NBC News and Reuters Tuesday that it will take “weeks, not months” for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released publicly. All of the outlets referred to the public report as “a version” of Mueller’s report.

Before the release, Attorney General William Barr needs to review the report for redactable material like the details from grand jury proceedings. Barr released a brief summary of the report on Sunday.

Reuters further reported that the unnamed Justice Department official claimed to have revealed the rough timeline to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on a phone call this week.

Per Reuters: “The official said there is no plan to share an advanced copy of the report with the White House.”

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