Dems Plan To Subpoena Full Mueller Report Day After Redacted Version Released

Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller

AP Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller

Attorney General William Barr smiles as he walks outside of the Department of Justice in Washington on April 16, 2019. Nadler noted that Barr, before he became the country's top law enforcement official, wrote that Trump could not obstruct justice because the president "is the boss of the Justice Department and could order it around to institute an investigation, to eliminate an investigation or could not be questioned about that".

The president isn't waiting.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not bring charges against President Donald Trump for conspiring with Russian Federation during the 2016 USA presidential election campaign.

Overall, 39% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, roughly unchanged from mid-March, before Mueller completed his two-year investigation.

On Monday, the US leader contended that "these crimes were committed" by his 2016 opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and "Dirty Cops", his derogatory term for former top USA law enforcement officials, "and others!"

As for the Mueller report, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the USA cable news program Fox News Sunday, "I don't think it is going to be damaging to the president". House Democrats led by Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler plan to wait one whole day after the release of the redacted report to subpoena the full version, the Washington Post reports this morning.

The Justice Department announced Monday that it expects to release the redacted version Thursday morning, sending the findings of the almost two-year probe to Congress and making them available to the public.

The report is a summation of the findings from the special counsel investigation.

"It's a total phony", Trump said of all allegations to Minneapolis TV station KSTP this week. In that same summary, Barr reached a conclusion for Mueller, declaring that the evidence "is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense".

"Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction", Mr. Trump tweeted.

Glen Sebring, 56, of Chico, California, says he thinks the nation should put the Russian Federation investigations to rest after reading Barr's four-page summary of the Mueller report.

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The scores of outstanding questions about the investigation have not stopped the president and his allies from declaring victory.

On the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, one House GOP aide says their office is looking for details in the obstruction section of Mueller's report that Democrats may try to "harp on".

Members of the communications staff are also likely to make the rounds on television to speak about the report's release and defend the president. The White House likely will claim final vindication.

One source who spoke to NBC News said there is "breakdown-level anxiety" among some staffers who cooperated with the investigation, despite doing so at the direction of Trump's legal team.

"They got asked questions and told the truth, and now they're anxious the wrath will follow". We may not know what the secret material is, but at least we'll know why it wasn't disclosed.

"The White House might not have seen the document", Brennan said, "but large portions might have been read to them". And there is fear among some presidential confidants that the rush to spike the football in celebration could backfire if bombshell new information emerges.

Asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., at a hearing last week if that meant he would redact information to protect the interests of Trump, Barr said it did not. "The reason for this is because Republicans and Democrats in the electorate hate the other side so much". This crime was all made up.

His long-asserted accusation - though not supported by evidence - that his campaign was spied upon was given new life last week when Barr, testifying before Congress, said he thinks "spying did occur" in 2016.

Both of Trump's sons took part in the campaign, though, so Barr's limit might not apply to them either. The warrant was obtained after Page had left the campaign and was renewed several times. Congressional Democrats cite precedent from previous investigations in saying they want to see it all.

Attorney General William Barr is set to release on Thursday morning a version of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's report - though a substantial portion is expected to be blacked out, redacted that is, for legal and security reasons. Below is a rundown of some of what we know about the Mueller report's imminent unveiling and what we can expect when it lands on our collective doorstep.

The Russia probe began on July 31, 2016, when the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the presidential campaign and whether anyone on the Trump campaign was involved.

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