Barr Expects to Release Redacted Mueller Report 'Within a Week'

By Susan Jones | April 9, 2019 | 10:24am EDT
William Barr, now the Attorney General, testifies at his confirmation hearing on Jan. 15. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

( - Attorney General William Barr said he still expects to release the Mueller report "within a week," by mid-April. But it will come with redactions, which he explained at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

"I am relying on my own discretion to make as much public as I can," Barr said. "I don't intend, at this stage, to send the full, unredacted report to the committee."

Barr said four areas need to be redacted, including grand jury material; classified information that would reveal sources and methods; information that would interfere with ongoing prosecutions; and finally, information that intrudes on the privacy or reputation of "peripheral players."


"We will color-code the excisions from the report, and we will provide explanatory notes for each redaction," Barr said. "So for example, if a redaction is made because of a court order in a pending prosecution, we'll state that, and we will distinguish between the various categories.

"This process is going along very well, and my original timetable of being able to release this by mid-April stands."

Barr said once he releases the report, he will "engage with the chairmen of the Judiciary committees about that report and about any further requests they have."

Barr refused to answer a question about whether anyone in the White House has seen the report or been briefed on the report in greater detail than the four-page summary Barr released last month.

"I've said what I'm going to say about the report today," Barr said. "And I'm not going to say anything more about it until the report is out and everyone has a chance to look at it."

Barr later told the committee he offered to let Mueller review his March 24 summary, but Mueller declined.

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