Social media sites are exploding in outrage as the Dept. of Justice minutes ago sought to head off speculation by announcing a redacted version of the long-awaited Mueller report now will not be released to Congress until Thursday. Early last week Attorney General William Barr promised it would be available within a week, leading many to speculate it would have been out this past Friday or today at the latest.
Of note, however, is that the DOJ will also release a version to the public on Thursday. It's unclear currently if both versions will be the same.
On MSNBC former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, Frank Figluzzi, just said experts believe 50% - 70% of the report will be redacted.
And MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell notes the timing is curious, coming the day before Good Friday and Easter weekend.
Delay, delay, delay: Barr will release the redacted Mueller Report on Thursday morning— What's Normal? (@What's Normal?) 1555343959.0
Barr's version of the Mueller report is going to be coming out Thursday morning We don't know: 1. How much Barr w… https://t.co/P6yLqrPY9E— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1555343977.0
Per MSNBC: Barr to release his redacted cover-up version of the Mueller report to Congress and the public on Thursday.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1555343741.0
It will take Barr 4 full weeks to release Mueller’s report. Expect it to be redacted to shreds - we need to not let… https://t.co/TsxeXxEr7Q— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1555344015.0
BREAKING! Mueller report drops on Thursday mornin’! Just in time to be drowned out by Passover, Easter and a Cong… https://t.co/WUTSzp7zlX— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain) 1555343942.0
Ok, so the public and Congress will see the (redacted) Mueller report on Thursday morning. When will the White Hou… https://t.co/rH43yRdKFF— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1555344288.0
For crying out loud: Seeing multiple media outlets and media people on Twitter announcing "the Mueller report being… https://t.co/fHJXz4x5JP— Barbara Morrill (@Barbara Morrill) 1555344903.0
If Congress does not receive an un-redacted report to one of its joint committees then its time to… https://t.co/C8pFVBxirv— Christopher Nugent (@Christopher Nugent) 1555345139.0
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