The testimony is supposed to focus on the budget of the Department of Justice, but obviously, questioning has focused on other topics including guns, hate crimes, and the Mueller report.
Under questioning from Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), Barr spelled out the criteria he is using for redacting the Mueller report:
“First is grand jury information…The second is information that the the intelligence community believes would reveal intelligence sources and methods.
The thirdare information in the report that could interfere with ongoing prosecutions. You’ll recall that the special counsel did spin off a number of cases that are still being pursued. And we want to make sure that none of the information in the report would impinge upon either the ability of the prosecutors to prosecute the cases, or the fairness to the defendants.
And finally, we intend to redact information that implicated the privacy or reputational interest of peripheral players where there is a decision not to charge them.