Almost two years after the Mueller investigation began, the special counsel’s findings, submitted last month, have become public. On Thursday, Attorney General William P. Barr released a redacted version of the nearly 400-page report.
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The Report’s Release
What about the summaries prepared by Mueller’s team? Have they been released and are they redacted?
Mark Correll, Boulder, Colo.
Yes, executive summaries written by Mr. Mueller’s team have been included in the report. The more than 400-page document is divided into two volumes, each of which begins with an introduction and executive summary of the contents. Several sentences in each summary have been redacted, in almost every case because of what Mr. Barr deemed was the potential to “harm to an ongoing matter.”
— Nicholas Fandos
What follows if congressional Democrats decide that Trump’s conduct constitutes obstruction, contradicting Barr’s conclusion?
Ahir Verma, Green Brook, N.J.
Democrats who control the House are preparing to treat Mr. Mueller’s report as a de facto referral for Congress to issue a judgment about the extent, if any, the president and his associates should be held accountable. The House is already investigating whether the president obstructed justice or abused his power. For now, Mr. Mueller’s findings will be included in that investigation. But Democrats who have the power to impeach Mr. Trump will soon face a decision about whether there is political support to do so, and put the president on trial in the Republican-controlled Senate.
— Nicholas Fandos