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What, when, where: Details of the Mueller report release

April 18, 2019 - 7:19 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – The day has finally arrived: the Mueller report goes public Thursday – an event sure to light up Washington’s political spheres. Here's what to know about the redacted report, including where and when it will be released and how to watch.

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WHEN

Attorney General William Barr has called for a news conference at 9:30 a.m. The report will then be delivered to Capitol Hill between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. before it’s posted to the special counsel’s website for the public to see.

1010 WINS is carrying Barr’s news conference on air and online at 9:30. The Justice Department is also streaming it.

President Trump is expected to offer his rebuttal at 10:30 a.m.

Listen to the 1010 WINS live stream.

WHERE

The redacted report will be posted to the special counsel’s website after noon. You should be able to find it here around that time. 

Last month, Barr’s four-page summary of the investigation was released. Read it here.

WHAT

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.

The planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly spiraled into a political battle Wednesday over whether Attorney General 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.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Barr had "thrown out his credibility & the DOJ's independence with his single-minded effort to protect" Trump. And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, "The process is poisoned before the report is even released."

The report is not expected to place the president in legal jeopardy, as Barr made his own decision that Trump shouldn't be prosecuted for obstruction. But it is likely to contain unflattering details about the president's efforts to control the Russia investigation that will cloud his ability to credibly claim total exoneration.

Barr has said he is withholding grand jury and classified information as well as portions relating to ongoing investigation and the privacy or reputation of uncharged "peripheral" people. But how liberally he interprets those categories is yet to be seen.

At a later date, the Justice Department also plans to provide a "limited number" of members of Congress and their staff access to a copy of the Mueller report with fewer redactions than the public version, according to a court filing Wednesday.

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