A redacted version of the nearly 400-page report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be released tomorrow.
According to a four-page summary by Attorney General William Barr, “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Regarding obstruction of justice — “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
Here’a a breakdown on what will be redacted, via NPR:
First, grand jury material, which is secret under the law. Second, foreign intelligence that could compromise the sources and methods from which it originated, which American spies want to protect.
Third, Barr said he would redact information about ongoing cases or investigations — those taking place elsewhere in the Justice Department now that the special counsel’s work is complete.
Charges unsealed last week against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and Greg Craig, a former White House counsel, made clear that legal aftershocks will continue even though the big political quake in Washington apparently has passed.
And fourth, Barr told Congress, is “information that implicates the privacy or reputational interests of peripheral third parties who were not charged.” The Justice Department should not reveal derogatory information about people whom it isn’t accusing of breaking the law, he said.
My lukewarm take is that everyone’s opinion about Trump will remain locked in place no matter what is in the report.