Mueller report to be re­leased within 1 week

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WASH­ING­TON – At­tor­ney Gen­eral Wil­liam Barr vowed Tues­day to re­lease a redacted ver­sion of the Mueller report “within a week,” de­fend­ing his han­dling of the spe­cial coun­sel in­ves­ti­ga­tion’s find­ings as a bid for trans­parency as Democrats ac­cused him of po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated be­hav­ior.

Barr said he would ex­plain his redac­tions and was open to ne­go­ti­at­ing with law­mak­ers about re­veal­ing some of the del­i­cate in­for­ma­tion that he and law en­force­ment of­fi­cials are black­ing out from the highly an­tic­i­pated report be­fore he sends it to Congress and the pub­lic.

“This process is go­ing along very well, and my orig­i­nal timetable of be­ing able to re­lease this by mid-April stands,” Barr said at a House bud­get hear­ing. “And so I think that from my stand­point, within a week I will be in a po­si­tion to re­lease the report to the pub­lic.”

But he was less forth­com­ing about as­pects of his re­view, de­clin­ing to say whether Pres­i­dent Trump had been briefed on the report.

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