Instead, as The Washington Post was first to report, Barr says he will be sending not a full report, but a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress by "mid-April," which is consistent with his previous statement of delivering a report "within weeks, not months."
It is not known how extensive the redactions will be. Barr again refuses to say how many pages the full Mueller report spans, but narrows it down this time to "nearly 400 pages long." It's unclear why he refuses to reveal the exact number of pages.
Barr is "sticking to his guns," says NBC's Pete Williams, suggesting that Barr is not offering any compromises or changing what he has previously said.
In contrast, Democrats have said they want the exact version – without any redactions or White House "executive privilege" changes.
In the letter, Barr says Special Counsel Robert Mueller is assisting in preparing the redacted version that will be sent to Congress.
The letter, below, courtesy of The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand, offers more specifics:
JUST IN: Barr says Mueller "is assisting" DOJ in process of making redactions to the report—including grand jury material and "information that would unduly infringe on the...reputational interests of peripheral third parties." No plans to submit to White House prior to release. pic.twitter.com/mOIPTfyXvO
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 29, 2019
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