Mueller Report To Be Released Mid-April

James Muenzenmaier, A&E Editor

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The Special Counsel investigation, also referred to as the Mueller Investigation or Russia Investigation, is a counterintelligence investigation of the Russian governments possible interference with the 2016 presidential election, as well as any other conflicts that may arise from the investigation, such as President Trump’s alleged obstruction of justice, originating from the termination of former FBI Director James Comey.

 

The full report has not been released to congress or the general public. The reason for this being specific information may need to be redacted. Some of this information includes but is not limited to: material subject to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 6(e) that by law cannot be made public; material the intelligence community identifies as potentially compromising sensitive sources and methods; material that could affect other ongoing matters, including those that the special counsel has referred to other Department offices; information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.

 

The length of the report has been the only solid piece of information congress had for some time now, at an official length of approximately 400 pages with a four-page main summary. On March 24th, when the summary was released, prominent Democrats in congress began writing letters to Attorney General William Barr calling for the report in its full and unredacted form to be submitted immediately.

The public is also interested in viewing the report. Polls ran from March 24 to 26 concluded that the contents is favored by 56% of Republicans, 60% of independants, and 80% of Democrats. Although congressional Republicans are interested in the contents of the report, some appear to be backing off the matter. Doug Collins, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee said Democrats are “desperate for dirt on this president” He continues “This is reckless, it’s irresponsible, And it’s disingenuous.”  the full report has been projected to be released mid-April of 2019.