Moments ago a redacted version of the much anticipated Mueller report was released to both Congress and the American public.
The report, which was turned over to Attorney General William Barr on March 24th of this year, concludes approximately 22 months of investigating by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. While the Mueller report may be complete, and the investigation has concluded, it has spawned multiple investigations into the president and his associates in several jurisdictions and committees in Congress.
Prior to its released Democrats expressed their frustration at the fact that DOJ officials had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions that Mueller had made, while Congress remained in the dark about the bulk of the report’s findings.
Democrats were also furious that Attorney General Barr held a press conference to, what many in Congress said was to control the narrative, before the report’s release today.
“The attorney general appears to be waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump, the very subject of the investigation at the heart of the Mueller report,” Jerry Nadler, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee told reporters. “Rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, the attorney general has taken unprecedented steps to spin Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation.”
Congress has already made it clear that they intend to call Robert Mueller as well as perhaps some of the members of his team before their committees to further investigate the Report’s findings. The partially-redacted Mueller report can be viewed below: