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AG Barr plans to release a redacted Mueller report within a week; some Dems still aren't satisfied


They want the report without redactions

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Attorney General William Barr said he plans to release the full (redacted) report from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation within a week, according to CNN.

Barr said the redactions will be color-coded and come with explanations of the specific reason that information was not made public.

So everyone's happy, right? Of course, the news of the impending release of the report did not satisfy all congressional Democrats. Barr's promised release does not satisfy those who do not trust the Trump-appointed AG to handle the redaction process appropriately.

House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) stands ready to issue a subpoena if the information doesn't contain all the information he believes it should.

"I presume we're going to get the redacted report within a week," Nadler said Tuesday. "When we do so, if we don't get everything, we will issue a subpoena and go to court."

Barr defends the infamous four-page letter: Barr has been heavily criticized by Democrats for the four-page letter he sent to Congress upon reviewing Mueller's report; specifically, the portion where he determined that President Donald Trump should not be charged with obstruction of justice based on the available evidence.

Still, Barr maintains that it wasn't intended to be a full summary, and that Mueller declined to review the letter before it was sent.

"I suspect that they probably wanted more put out," Barr said. "In my view, I was not interested in putting out summaries or trying to summarize, because I think any summary, regardless of who prepares it, not only runs the risk of being under-inclusive or over-inclusive, but also, would trigger a lot of discussion and analysis that really should await everything coming out at once."

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