Edited version of Russian Federation probe report to be released

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"Mueller, and the A.G. based on Mueller findings (and great intelligence), have already ruled No Collusion, No Obstruction", Trump tweeted. "The crime was committed by the other side, this crime was all made up, it was all a fabrication".

"Obviously there is a real concern as to whether there is full transparency", Walton said at a Tuesday court hearing in Washington about a request from BuzzFeed News to have the Justice Department release the report quickly under the Freedom of Information Act. The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep.

With a date for the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report set, President Trump's attorneys and allies are armed with a public relations strategy. The president's attorneys have promised such a rebuttal to Mueller's almost 400 page report for months.

In his letter, Barr said the special counsel did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates during the campaign.

Mr. Trump is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and participate in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride the day Barr is expected to release Mueller's redacted report.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday to expect the president to react to Thursday's release of the redacted Mueller report while downplaying it.

Congressional Democrats cited precedent from previous investigations in saying they wanted to see it all. In the waiting game's final days, the White House continued to try to shape the narrative. "And I think a similar analysis should be undertaken here", Schiff said on CNN this month.

But Trump's inner circle knows there will likely be further releases of embarrassing or politically damaging information.

A second House GOP aide expressed concern about the unknowns of the "palace intrigue" that could be in the report, and said Thursday can only be perceived an upside for Dems, since it doesn't take 400 pages to say "no collusion, no obstruction". "You have a whole bunch of former White House officials and current White House officials, but especially former White House officials, who were told to cooperate", one ex-staffer said.

Mr. Trump, meanwhile, is trying to keep the public focused on Mr. Mueller's bigger conclusion that there was no criminal conspiracy with Russian Federation - undercutting the narrative that launched the lengthy investigation. "There was no anything", Trump told ABC News affiliate KSTP Monday in Minnesota. This crime was all made up. "No, I'm talking about people in private life, not public officeholders", Barr said. The warrant was obtained after Page had left the campaign and was renewed several times. 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". (187 on Twitter.) He is clearly not a fan of the Mueller investigation.

The Russia probe began on July 31, 2016, when the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the presidential campaign and whether anyone on the Trump campaign was involved.

Lemire reported from NY.

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