After nearly two years of waiting, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election is finally done. And there’s growing bipartisan pressure on Attorney General William Barr to make it public.
Barr, who received Mueller’s findings on Friday evening, told congressional leaders in a letter that he was “reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.”
But a Justice Department official said Saturday afternoon that the information Barr is to provide Congress is “not coming today.”
Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were at the Justice Department on Saturday, the official said. “They’re analyzing the report, working very closely together,” the official added, to put together their submission to Congress.
In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Saturday that House Democrats “are insisting that any briefings to any Committees be unclassified so that Members can speak freely about every aspect of the report and not be confined to what DOJ chooses to release publicly.”
A Justice Department official said Friday that Mueller’s report does not recommend any future indictments, although criminal charges against more than 30 individuals and entities, including onetime top aides and associates to President Trump, have already been filed.