Attorney General Bob Barr has sent a letter to congressional leaders that a full report will be given to Congress and he will not submit the report to the White House, per the president’s refusal to assert executive privilege on the report.
According to The Washington Post:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report detailing his investigation of President Trump and Russia’s election interference will be delivered to Congress by mid-April, Attorney General William P. Barr said Friday in a letter to lawmakers offering important new details about how the document will be edited before its public release.
“Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own,” Barr wrote.
Barr’s new letter lays out a timeline for the next steps of the hotly-debated process by which Justice Department officials are sharing the nearly 400-page report.
“Although the president would have the right to assert privilege over certain parts of the report, he has stated publicly that he intends to defer to me and, accordingly, there are no pans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review,” Barr wrote.
President Trump will now leave it up to Barr to redact the information that is privileged and has made his intention to know that he wants the full report sent to Congress or as much as possible. The report will be submitted in mid-April or possibly sooner.