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Read Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress about the Mueller report

It’s up to Barr what happens next.

Attorney General William Barr departs his home March 22, 2019 in McLean, Virginia.
Attorney General William Barr departs his home March 22, 2019, in McLean, Virginia.
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Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent his report on possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia to Attorney General William Barr.

On Friday, Barr sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Judiciary committees to let them know Mueller had submitted the document.

“I am 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,” he wrote.

One thing to note here is that the report is meant for the attorney general’s eyes only at this point — not Congress and not the public. The only specific information we have on its contents is that it should explain Mueller’s “prosecution and declination decisions,” but the level of detail it will include is not clear.

The White House has already weighed in. “The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

In any case, the report is now done and in Barr’s hands — and he’s let Congress, and by extension, all of us, know about it.

You can read Attorney General William Barr’s letter to Congress here:

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