Congress won’t get Mueller report until after Barr press conference

The Department of Justice (DOJ) won’t deliver the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress until after a press conference from Attorney General William Barr, a Democratic aide told The Hill.

The aide said lawmakers on Capitol Hill would receive the report at 11 a.m. on Thursday, more than an hour after Barr is expected to begin his press conference.

The decision immediately led to complaints from Democrats and criticism from the media, which said it would allow the administration to spin news favorably for the White House before anyone sees Mueller’s full report.

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