White House Reportedly Wants Early Access to Mueller Report

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Published on March 19, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

White House Reportedly Wants Early Access to Mueller Report

According to CNN, getting to see the information first would give the White House a chance to make executive privilege claims.


White House Reportedly Wants Early Access to Mueller Report

Lawyers for the White House reportedly want to see the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before U.S. lawmakers get access.

According to CNN , getting to see the information first would give the White House a chance to make executive privilege claims to keep some information from becoming public.

It's important to note that even if the White House did get to see the report first, it won't necessarily be given access to all of Mueller's confidential findings.

Whenever Mueller hands in his report to the Justice Department, it will be up to Attorney General William Barr  to decide whether  Congress and the public get the full report, a redacted version or even just a summary.

Barr's  already pledged  to be as transparent as possible about the report, but he reminded lawmakers during his confirmation hearing that the DOJ doesn't typically publish derogatory information about individuals who have not been charged with a crime.

Both the White House and the DOJ declined to comment on CNN's report.  Additional reporting from  Newsy affiliate CNN .

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