Article by Bryan Howard
April 9, 2019
Attorney General William Barr announced the timeline of when he will release the Mueller report during a hearing with Congress. Barr announced that the timeline will remain on schedule for mid-April.
Barr stated at the House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday morning that the process of going through the redactions are ‘going very well.’
Barr stated, “This process is going along very well, and my original timetable of being able to release this by mid-April stands. I think that from my standpoint, within a week I will be in a position to release the report to the public.”
William Barr continued in his hearing that the redactions will be provided notes on why they had redact each portion.
Barr noted, “We will color code the excisions from the report and we will provide explanatory notes describing the basis for each redaction. So, for example, if a redaction is made because of a court order and a pending prosecution, we will state that and we will distinguish between the various categories.”
During the hearing Barr was asked if there will be redactions on Mueller’s concerns on Obstruction of Justice.
Barr responded, “As things stand now, I don’t think that they will be redacted. So, they will be identifiable.”
Barr was asked if he would release the entire 300 page report without redactions, which he shutdown instantly.
Barr stated, “I’m operating under a regulation that was put together during the Clinton Administration and does not provide for the publication of the report. But I am relying on my own discretion” to edit the report to remove classified information for eventual release.”