Published: Sun, April 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

U.S. President Trump says has not read Mueller report

U.S. President Trump says has not read Mueller report

"I have not read the Mueller Report yet", tweeted Trump on Saturday, adding, "even though I have every right to do so", cited by Reuters.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked a resolution calling for Mueller's report on the Russian Federation probe to be released, marking the fifth time Republicans have blocked the House-passed measure.

A heavily-redacted version of the Mueller report will be made available in April, as promised by US Attorney General William Barr.

Mueller submitted his report to Barr on March 22, and two days later Barr provided Congress a four-page summary of the investigation.

Asked in an interview with Fox and Friends Weekend about calls for the release of the full confidential report, Trump said on Saturday: "It's really up to the attorney general, whatever he wants to do".

House Democrats on Wednesday approved subpoenas for Mueller's entire report and any exhibits and other underlying evidence that the Justice Department might withhold. The Mueller team laid out evidence on both sides of the question in a way that neither established a crime nor exonerated Trump, according to Barr's letter.

Reports this week said members of Mueller's team were unhappy with the way Barr, a Trump appointee, characterized the report's conclusions.

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But it also included those with policy backgrounds, like James and members of former USA presidential administrations. The website Vox earlier reported the news .

The attorney general, in another letter to Congress, claimed that it was his responsibility to redact large amounts of material from the Mueller report as it might reveal techniques and sources of United States intelligence agencies.

Barr said he was continuing to work with Mueller's office on redactions to the report so that it could be released to Congress and the public.

Russia's Government has denied interfering in the USA election.

Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani slammed these reports, calling the anonymous sources, "unscrupulous prosecutors" who he claims "conducted an investigation that was a disgraceful overzealous exercise of government coercion".

"We are confident that this misguided attempt to politicise the administration of the tax laws will not succeed."

US President Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the investigation into his campaign.

Unlike previous presidents over recent decades, Mr Trump has refused to make public past tax returns, while retaining ownership in many enterprises, ranging from golf courses and hotels, to Trump Tower in New York City and his Mar-a-Lago private club in Florida.

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