Findings of Russia probe expected Sunday

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Published on March 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:34s

Findings of Russia probe expected Sunday

Attorney General William Barr is reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe report, a summary of which may be delivered to Congress this weekend.

Vanessa Johnston reports.


Findings of Russia probe expected Sunday

Attorney General William Barr - seen here leaving his home Saturday morning - is now reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report on the Russia probe… After which he'll summarize the findings to Congress…and decide how much of the report - if any - to make public.

A Justice Department official on Saturday said that was NOT expected to happen on Saturday… …though in a letter to lawmakers on Friday, Barr said he MAY be able to share Mueller's "principal conclusions" as soon as this weekend.

The probe looked at Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election - and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow.

UPSOUND SCHUMER Some Democrats have expressed concern Barr may try to shield President Trump…and bury parts of the report... Barr told lawmakers he was "committed to as much transparency as possible." As he weighs his decision, Barr may have to confront thorny legal issues…such as protecting classified information and White House communications subject to executive privilege… With Washington anxiously awaiting details of the report…Trump was holed up at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday.

He has long denied any wrongdoing…and has frequently blasted the probe as a witch hunt…though earlier this week he said he would back the report's public release: TRUMP UPSOUND While little is known about Mueller's findings…a senior Justice Department official on Friday said the special counsel was not recommending any new indictments.

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