This Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray was talking with lawmakers regarding the report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign by special counsel Robert Mueller as he said that he has not read it, according to The Hill.
During a hearing on the FBI’s budget request for fiscal year 2020, Representative Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) asked Wray:
‘’Have you had an occasion to read the Mueller report?’’
To which Wray replied:
‘’I have not.’’
The confidential report contains results from a nearly-2-year investigation made by Robert Mueller and his team. The special counsel delivered the report to Attorney General William Barr two weeks ago, but no information has been made public till this day as the report is held within the Justice Department and it is being reviewed by DOJ officials before the public release.
On March 24, Attorney General Barr wrote a four-page letter to Congress in which he said that he did not find any evidence to charge President Donald Trump or anyone connected to his campaign for working alongside the Russian government for the sake of chaning the results of the presidential election held in 2016.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein also stated that nothing in Mueller’s report was enough to accuse President Donald Trump of an obstruction of justice offense, despite Mueller not making a judgement one way or another.
Barr has been pressured by House Democrats to release Mueller’s report in full, without any redactions. On the other hand, the Attorney General stated that he plans to restrict some details that can impact ongoing investigations like: grand jury information, classified material and information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties. He added that he expects to have a public version of the report in the middle of this month.