Barr To Give “Full” Mueller Report to Congress by mid-April

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

But first, he’s going to redact:

(1) stuff required to be redacted under federal rules of criminal procedures;
(2) stuff that reveals intelligence community sources and methods;
(3) stuff that relates to ongoing matters (like investigations that Mueller farmed out to other prosecutors); and
(4) stuff that might embarrass “peripheral third parties”

See, it’s that fourth thing… amIrite? But at least the President is not going to assert executive privilege, so that’s good.

One thing that sticks out to me: Barr asserts that his initial letter is NOT A SUMMARY of the report Seems to be trying to preempt criticism of the report diverging significantly from the tone of his letter