WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General William Barr will not reveal any details of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference and alleged collusion on Saturday, a Justice Department official told several news agencies.
Barr aimed to reveal the principal conclusions of Mueller’s report as early as Saturday evening, an administration official told Fox News earlier in the day.
“The attorney general wants to get this out tonight,” the source is quoted as saying, with only procedural hurdles delaying the release, some of which have been outlined by Breaking911 and others.
But with the Justice Department speaking out, it does not appear that Barr will give out any details until at least Sunday. He said in his initial letter to Congress that he would give details as soon as this weekend.
Mueller, who was appointed in 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has been carrying out an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States election and potential collusion on the part of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Barr may run his findings past the White House Counsel, who are at Florida’s Mar-a-Lago Resort before the release, but will likely not talk to Trump’s personal lawyers. Rudy Giuliani said Friday that he had not been notified of its contents.
On the golf course Saturday, Trump is “in good spirits,” Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley informedpool reporters in West Palm Beach. Trump has not yet tweeted since Friday evening.
There is no plan right now forto make a comment on the Mueller report,
Democrats, meanwhile, are holding a conference call between committee chairs on Saturday afternoon around 3 p.m. ET, multiple reports have said.
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