Federal Judge Receives Unredacted Mueller Report

A federal judge who questioned Attorney General William Barr’s “credibility” has received an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Justice Department attorneys say that the release of the document was in pursuance to two orders this month by District Court Judge Reggie Walton.

Walton, an appointee of President George W. Bush, said the court had “grave concerns about the objectivity of the process that preceded the public release of the redacted version of the Mueller Report” and its “impacts on the Justice Department’s subsequent justifications” that its redactions of the report were authorized under the Freedom of Information Act.

The judge said on March 5 that he believed that AG Barr had “dubiously handled” the public release of the Mueller report.

Despite the transfer which included two paper copies and an electronic copy of the two records at issue, the court won’t be able to review them immediately because of the coronavirus crisis.

“Consistent with the [DOJ’s] Notice of Submission of Documents for In Camera Review, the Court has received the unredacted version of the report regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 United States presidential election (the ‘Mueller Report’),” Walton said in a minute order Monday afternoon. “However, in light of the Chief Judge Howell’s March 16, 2020 Order Regarding Court Operations in Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Court’s review of the unredacted version of the Mueller Report is unable to occur until the Court resumes its normal operations on April 20, 2020, unless the Court’s normal operations are further suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Mueller’s report, released last April, noted his investigation “identified numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign” but “did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”

Earlier this month, Walton said “the speed by which Attorney General Barr released to the public the summary of Special Counsel Mueller’s principal conclusions, coupled with the fact that Attorney General Barr failed to provide a thorough representation of the findings set forth in the Mueller Report, causes the Court to question whether Attorney General Barr’s intent was to create a one-sided narrative about the Mueller Report.”

The judge added that it was “a narrative that is clearly in some respects substantively at odds with the redacted version of the Mueller Report.”

DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec pushed back a couple of days later, calling the court’s assertions “contrary to the facts.”

Kupec said the Justice Department “stands by” the work of the DOJ officials who made the redaction decisions and defended Barr’s “efforts to provide as much transparency as possible in connection with the Special Counsel’s confidential report.”

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21 Thoughts to “Federal Judge Receives Unredacted Mueller Report”

  1. Philip

    Sounds like the judge didn’t have enough on his plate so now he needed more to make his opinion know about the true facts! If this is the way courts work there is something wrong! He he’s not busy maybe he can pickup on all the jerks that have been doing things that are not right like Bidens Son getting a job from a government that he was not even qualified for and paid an extraordinary amount of money! His father the VP found it necessary to have the person that was questing it to get fired! See there are other places to look at!

  2. Mue-liar and his report are a joke!

  3. Steve Startz

    Left wing judges spinning their tribes coo to further their lies to cover up their treason is just that!
    TREASON!

  4. mojoerk65@comcast.net

    More bad politics we don’t need nor want , please stop it!

  5. Carl

    Investigate Pelosi family fraud, Biden family fraud, Schiff fraud, Schumer fraud!
    Why not find out what democrats are hiding!
    Why democrats keep doing diversions so they aren’t investigated!
    This probably falls on the three monkeys syndrome see, hear, speak no evil!!
    Now get busy !

  6. Robert

    Now when that this report is on a Classified Top Secret with a need to know. How can Barr even release such adocument he does not have that authority in any way, only the classifier or the President has that authority. Now once it is sent electronically that means it is public meat for anyone wanting it, to just hack and publish it.
    So in my opinion this is just another load of escriment published to try to confuse the public about something that was done properly and nothing could be found wrong with the investigation.

  7. kristywolf3737@gmail.com

    And said federal judge will be eating crow I assume since redacted or not THERE WAS NO INTERFERENCE from, with of for Trump campaign. So perhaps we should be seeing the actuality of Hillary and her minions level of deception.

  8. joe

    Just another effort to discredit Barr, why don’t they check into why the Muller investigation came into existence and how it ruined people’s live’s and the tactices that were used by the attorney’s.

  9. GARY

    SOUNDS LIKE WALTON IS A NEVER TRUMPER

  10. Kenny walter

    WTH. The entire Mueller Report was one sided to begin with. That and what we know about fisa abuse makes to whole thing a waste of time. The only thing we do know is that Hillary and the DNC paid for lies in order to try to win an election. She should be the one who was looked into. End of story.

  11. Julia

    Why don’t this judge go after the people who tried to unseat the President of the United States. Remember the ones with false FISA 😡😡

  12. Rosenstein, Barr, and even Mueller, have all said, Trump committed no wrongdoing, this is just plain stupid.

  13. This administration has and will continue to act as mobsters, if we let them. They laud transparency but hides their nefarious undertakings by citing security reasons.

  14. Joan Raysik

    I don’t know whether I trust Barr. There is something about him that I don’t really trust

  15. John

    So Schiff et al. Has a corrupt federal judge to throw shade on doubters. Try them all for treason.

  16. Bo

    When the judge gets the unredacted version of the mueller report GOD help trump and barr

  17. Judge Walton, appointed by President Bush, the Skull & Bones s RINO judge, who’s a traitor to We the People and should be prosecuted to the full extent of what’s left of our Law.

  18. Bo

    Patriots for truth don’t want the truth

  19. Again we hear of some report that could be an indictment of someone, but the NEWS we can’t read it and no one can be brought to justice. Why do we pay for “oversight” or form Committees when nothing is ever done? Is it because so many would be convicted jails would overflow with evil, crooked politicians?

  20. Maybe we have one with honor,Judge Walton,bring out the truth,bury all the crook’s in the DOJ,make a chump out of the swamp creature Barr.

  21. Courtney Thomas

    Barr should be killed by a serial killer or raped a illigal alian because he sucks and smalls so bad no one will ever vote for him and would probably get threaten by runway who will forced his pants down he will be broken he will runway in the the swamp and rapist will be waiting to rape and murder him die bitch die and no one will ever find him or would care about some asshole such a fucking asshole

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