Attorney General Barr to release public version of Mueller report within weeks

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UPDATED 6:58 AM PT — Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Attorney General William Barr is reportedly preparing to release a public version of the Mueller report within the coming weeks. At this point, Justice Department officials have said there are no plans to provide the White House with a copy first before it is made publicly available.

By law, Barr will have to redact confidential grand jury material from the report as well as information from ongoing criminal investigations, which Mueller referred to other prosecutors.

House Democrats want Barr to release this version by next Tuesday. He has yet to publicly comment on the request.

Attorney General William Barr leaves his McLean, Va., home on Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Meanwhile, the Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee is pushing for more documents about Attorney General Barr’s decision not to pursue obstruction charges.

The panel unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday, demanding the Department of Justice hand over documents relating to the obstruction case against President Trump after Mueller chose not to exonerate him. They are also demanding FBI records about discussions to remove the president using the 25th Amendment.

The resolution can now be brought to the House floor for a vote. If approved, Barr would have two-weeks to comply with the request.

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