Attorney general reviewing still-secret Mueller report

Robert S. Mueller III

We also know of Trump's pattern to discredit and dislodge the investigations into him and his associates by, among other things, pressuring then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself, imploring his White House counsel to fire Mueller, firing FBI Director James B. Comey, publicly trashing the prosecution while Manafort's trial was ongoing, concocting false conspiracy theories (e.g., President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, the FBI misleading the FISA court), suggesting one of his potential allies take over the Southern District of NY prosecution from which he had already recused himself, drafting a misleading account of the Trump Tower meeting and refusing to sit for an interview with Mueller. That decision will require him to weigh the Justice Department's longstanding protocol of not releasing negative information about people who aren't indicted against the extraordinary public interest in a criminal investigation into the president and his campaign. They also point to precedent involving the Justice Department providing 880,000 pages of internal material past year to the House as part of the GOP probe into the FBI's Hillary Clinton investigation - as well as the department providing records to the Hill over the Watergate probe.

Barr said in a Friday letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees that he would share Mueller's "principal conclusions" with Congress as soon as Saturday.

He's calling for "as much openness and transparency as possible" without actually saying he's going to push for the full report's release.

In a Saturday conference call to strategize on next steps, Delaware Sen. Mueller delivered his full report to Barr on Friday.

Even with the details still under wraps, the end of the probe without additional indictments by Mueller was welcome news to some in Trump's orbit who had feared a final round of charges could ensnare more Trump associates, including members of the president's family.

Democrats are attempting to keep pressure on Trump with their own investigations into his actions as president and his business dealings before taking office. Mueller is done with his investigation.

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Just like that, the Blue Devils were up 40-27 and cruising. "We got a double-digit lead, we're hungry and we want more". Regardless, Williamson and Barrett provided a snapshot moment that basketball fans are sure to cherish for a long time.

Under Department of Justice regulations, Barr is empowered to decide how much to disclose publicly.

As part of their effort to make sure the report sees the light of day, the ACLU launched a petition directed at the Justice Department.

Trump's convicted former personal lawyer Michael Cohen implicated the president in his guilty plea on campaign finance violations in a separate prosecution brought by federal prosecutors in NY.

But Mueller did not charge any Americans with illegally conspiring with Russians on any matter, including election interference - a foundational reason for the launch of his high-profile probe almost two years ago.

All told, Mueller charged 34 people, including the president's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and three Russian companies. Mueller on Friday concluded his probe of Russian election interference and possible coordination with Donald Trump's campaign.

In his letter to Congress, which he made public, Barr told lawmakers that he remained "committed to as much transparency as possible", and would work to determine "what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law".

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