Mueller report to be released on Thursday: 5 things to look for

Activists participate in a Release the Report rally in Times Square on April 4 in New York City

Activists participate in a Release the Report rally in Times Square on April 4 in New York City. Getty Images

The almost 400-page report is the most anticipated political report in the last 20 years as both Republicans and Democrats scramble to defend or attack President Trump in the wake of its release.

Barr wrote Congressional leaders last month with the special counsel's top-line findings, revealing that Team Mueller concluded that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russian Federation.

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

The special counsel's full report is expected to be released later this week, with parts redacted by Barr to protect certain sensitive information.

A former top Federal Bureau of Investigation official has said special prosecutor Robert Mueller's report could offer enough evidence to allow Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.

Ticklethewire.com will provide details of the report once it becomes public. That could include the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY in which a Russian lawyer promised "dirt" on Clinton to senior campaign officials, as well as a secret January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles investigated as a possible attempt to set up a back channel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin while Democrat Barack Obama was still president. Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarizing what he said were Mueller's primary conclusions.

However, Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the argument.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Barr's review of Mueller's report "condescending" and demanded the attorney general release the special counsel's full report. "Attorney General Barr will make the decision!" We do not need your interpretation. Barr said that redactions would be color-coded based on whether they were grand jury information, related to intel sources and methods, information about uncharged parties or information related to ongoing cases. "The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a judgment about it". In it, Barr said the "special counsel's investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russian Federation in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election". Barr had testified that it would come out this week, but the timing was unknown.

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