A less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report will be available to some US lawmakers after the public release of a more-redacted document on Thursday, said US prosecutor.
The report of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the US elections of 2016 and possible collusion between current US president Donald Trump and Russia is expected to be released publicly later today. All the grand jury information, intelligence-gathering sources and methods, information related to ongoing investigations, and information that may affect the privacy and reputations of “peripheral third parties” who were questioned but not charged, will be redacted. Yet, the US attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie Liu, said in a court on Wednesday that some officials will be able to see the less-redacted report.
“The Justice Department plans to make it available for reviews by a limited number of Members of Congress and their staff a copy of the Special Counsel’s report without certain redactions,” Liu said. “The Justice Department intends to secure this version of the report in an appropriate setting that will be accessible to a limited Members of Congress and their staff,” she added.