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Full Text of the Mueller Report's Executive Summaries

Editor’s Note: Below are the executive summaries of the two volumes of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report. Volume I deals with links between Russia and the Trump campaign, while Volume II deals with potential obstruction of justice by President Trump. This article is available in audio format on the Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition:

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The Lawfare Podcast Special Edition: The Mueller Report in Under an Hour

The Justice Department released on Thursday morning a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The Mueller team divided the report into two volumes: one on Russian interference and potential coordination with the Trump campaign, and the other exploring the president’s conduct in relation to the investigation. Each volume features its own executive summary, chronicling the investigation’s central findings and conclusions.

Federal Law Enforcement

Document: Bill Barr's Prepared Remarks at Press Conference on the Mueller Report

Below are Attorney General Bill Barr's remarks as prepared for delivery at his April 18 press conference on the publication of the Mueller report.

Good Morning.  Thank you all for being here today.

On March 22, 2019, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation of matters related to Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and submitted his confidential report to me pursuant to Department of Justice regulations. 

Documents

Document: Asylum Seekers With Credible Fear Ineligible for Release on Bond, Barr Rules

Attorney General Bill Barr ruled on April 17 that asylum seekers who present at the border and establish a "credible fear of prosecution or torture" are ineligible for release on bond once they are transferred from expedited removal proceedings to full deportation proceedings. The Department of Homeland Security may still choose to release asylum seekers, but cannot be compelled by immigration judges to do so.

Congress

Mueller Report Redactions: Will Congress Ever See All of the Mueller Grand Jury Material?

Congress has managed twice to obtain federal grand jury information in prior special counsel investigations, but the legal and factual landscape surrounding those situations is distinct from the landscape surrounding the Mueller report.

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