WASHINGTON – Special prosecutor Robert S. Muller III's findings will remain confidential for at least another day, a senior Justice Department official said Saturday, as Attorney General William P. Barr further criticized the report to determine what to publish ,
Mr. Mueller handed over his eagerly awaited report to Barr on Friday. He signaled the official completion of a 22-month investigation into Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and all attempts by President Trump's colleagues to help them. Mr. Müller also investigated whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice to protect himself or his associates from investigators.
The special attorney rules give Mr. Barr the freedom to decide what, if any, publicly share. In a letter to Friday's congress in which he briefed members on the report, Mr. Barr said he planned to hand the key conclusions of the report to the legislature this weekend. He wrote that he "committed himself to as much transparency as possible."
The police officer said that few people in the Ministry of Justice had seen the report and that no copy had been given to the White House. 19659006]