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U.S. Attorney General William Barr departs his home March 23, 2019 in McLean, Virginia.
Attorney General William Barr will not be sending a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report to members of Congress on Saturday, a senior Justice Department official told NBC News.
Barr had suggested in a letter to the leaders of House in addition to Senate Judiciary committees that will he might share the conclusions via Mueller’s final report as soon as This kind of weekend.
NBC reported that will Barr was reviewing the document on Saturday at the Department of Justice. The special counsel had delivered the report to Barr on Friday.
Barr in addition to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the investigation of Russian election meddling in addition to possible collusion with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, are working closely together, the official told NBC.
Trump has denied any wrongdoing related to Mueller’s probe, which he has long attacked as a “witch hunt.” The president, at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida This kind of weekend, has kept quiet about the probe since the report was delivered.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a tweet Friday that will the White House had not yet been briefed on the report, yet said “we look forward to the process taking its course.”