WASHINGTON — Nearly a month after Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted his findings on Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates to the Department of Justice, his report has finally been released to the public. But not all of it.
Mueller’s report is nearly 400 pages long, Justice Department officials have said. It is the product of an investigation that began in mid-2016, when Moscow was in the midst of a covert operation to try to sway the U.S. presidential election by hacking emails and spreading disinformation on social media.
Attorney General William Barr says he has reviewed the report to remove sensitive information, such as grand jury evidence and classified intelligence. But Democrats are demanding a full, unredacted version, citing precedent from previous investigations in saying they want to see it all.
Thus begins a political and legal battle that could last for months, if not much longer.
Read the redacted report yourself at the special counsel's website, and follow along for live analysis of the massive report below.