Barr to Give Congress Less Redacted Report
(Barr's remarks begin at the 46:42 timestamp in the video above.)
Attorney General William Barr says he will allow Congress to view special counsel Robert Mueller's report with nothing redacted other than grand jury information.
Barr says three other categories of information also were redacted in the publicly released report, including information pertaining to ongoing prosecutions and sensitive intelligence sources and methods.
Barr says he hopes that giving Congress access to the less redacted report and his upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill "will satisfy any need Congress has for information regarding the special counsel's investigation."
Barr spoke Thursday at a news conference with reporters shortly before the report's release.
Barr says he has "no objection" to special counsel Robert Mueller testifying before Congress about his investigation.
Barr says: "I have no objection to Bob Mueller personally testifying."
Mueller remains a Justice Department employee, and Barr could have blocked Mueller from speaking to Congress. Democrats have discussed calling Mueller to testify but have yet to formally ask.
Barr says President Donald Trump did not exert executive privilege over any information included in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
He said the White House counsel reviewed a redacted version of the report before Trump decided not to invoke executive privilege.
Barr said "no material has been redacted based on executive privilege."