Trump Aides Worry Mueller Report Will Expose Them as 'Leaks'

What you won't see in the Mueller report

What you won't see in the Mueller report

President Trump's claim that Robert Mueller's report is a total exoneration is about to be put to the test as what is known about the special counsel's findings swells from four pages to almost 400, undermining the White House's ability to frame the narrative.

That means that in addition to Trump, members of his family who work at the White House, such as his daughter Ivanka, could potentially be named if they were somehow entangled in Mueller's investigation.

In his letter, Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates during the campaign. "The crime was committed by the other side, this crime was all made up, it was all a fabrication".

Trump and his allies also continue to attack the origins of the Russian Federation investigation, portraying it as an effort by Democrats and career officials in the Justice Department to bring him down. Sparring over the report in advance of its release is rampant. But with Mueller not reaching a decision on the obstruction issue, Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein decided no obstruction charges against Trump were warranted.

Portions of the report being released by the Justice Department will be redacted to protect grand jury material, sensitive intelligence, matters that could affect ongoing investigations and damage to the privacy rights of third parties, the attorney general has said. Since there was no Collusion, why was there an Investigation in the first place! He later amended his remarks, saying that while he is "not saying that improper surveillance occurred", he is "concerned about it and looking into it".

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Barr said he would examine the details of how the FBI's counterintelligence investigation began.

As for the Mueller report, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the US cable news program Fox News Sunday, "I don't think it is going to be damaging to the president".

Bream noted that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said on CNN Sunday that the House Judiciary Committee must be given the full, unredacted report and underlying documents, and the committee will decide what is released to the public. He's spent almost two years railing against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

He said Democrats were "free to go to court" themselves, and Mr Nadler said he was ready to do so. "There was not only not obstruction, as I see it, given what we know, there was the antithesis [of] obstruction". But there still may have been proof of some very bad deeds and very bad motives. The report could provide new information that could prompt further investigations or even consideration of impeachment proceedings, a tricky political calculation since Mueller did not conclude there was collusion or obstruction.

Congress frequently receives classified documents and briefings, and Democrats say there is no reason the Mueller report should be any different. Some of those who cooperated with Mueller's probe are questioning whether their names will be redacted or whether the information in the report points directly at them as a source. The extent of his redactions is not known.

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