Lindsey Graham reveals next steps for Mueller’s actual report – including giving the White House first dibs
Lindsey Graham appears on CBS (screen grab)

No Legal Requirement for White House to Be Allowed Executive Privilege, Nadler Says

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham says Attorney General William Barr will not be releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's actual report to the public for several more weeks.


Graham also says the Attorney General will send the report to the White House first, allowing President Trump's legal team to redact what it wants to exclude based on "executive privilege," according to McClatchy reporter Kate Irby.

Barr is not legally required to allow the White House to redact based on executive privilege – or to see the report first, or even at all.

In fact, one week ago House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler "claimed...that the Trump administration waived any claims of executive privilege over Mueller’s eventual findings 'long ago' when it agreed to cooperate with the probe," Roll Call reported.

"Mueller's full report likely contains crucial details about the motivations behind the myriad contacts and meetings President Donald Trump's associates had with Russians, as well as Trump's repeated deference to Russian President Vladimir Putin," a report at Business Insider adds.

On Friday Mueller sent the findings of his 22-month investigation into Russia's attack on U.S. elections, any possible conspiracy with Russia by President Donald Trump or his campaign, and any possible obstruction of justice to the President's hand-picked Attorney General. 48 hours later Barr released a four-page memo whitewashing the Mueller report – including his decision that Trump should not be charged with obstruction of justice despite evidence.

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