Special Counsel’s report is for the AG, not Congress

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Robert Mueller was appointed as a special counsel to conduct the Russia-Trump investigation.

He has completed his report and it is to be released Thursday morning. Here is what the regulation says about the special counsel report: “At the conclusion of the Special Counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel.” It is worth noticing that the report, according to the regulation, is for the Attorney General, not for Congress or the public, and is specifically said to be confidential.


William Barr, as an Attorney General, has his own reporting requirements. The regulation states that “Upon the conclusion of the special counsel’s investigation, the attorney general must provide an explanation.” Barr says he is ready to disclose as much as possible, within the bounds of the law, yet he refuses to make the full report available to the public, trying to focus more on the Attorney General’s reporting requirements.


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