Congressional Democrats will be able to get their hands on the long-anticipated but expectedly heavily redacted Mueller report that lays out the investigation into alleged Russian collusion with Trump campaign officials during the 2016 election.
The fight over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has dragged on nearly two years, culminating last month into the report being delivered to Attorney General William Barr, who reviewed it and then offered a 4 page summary that Democrats say settled no concerns they have.
President Trump immediately declared “total exoneration” when the summary was released, but Democrats said not so fast, and immediately called for the full Mueller report to be made public.
Democrats, who control the U.S. House, have threatened subpoenas over the report.
It remains to be seen what’s in the report–and what’s not going to be seen, since its unclear how extensive the redactions are.
Many legal analysts expect the controversy to continue after the redacted report is released, possibly setting up a Supreme Court battle between the White House and Congressional Democrats.