It’s been two years in the making. In less than 24-hours, the world will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for.
President Donald Trump and his team are ready with a plan — and so are the Democrats.
The final report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s exhaustive investigation into foreign election meddling is set to be released to the public Thursday.
Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller probe has already summarized what the so-called “witch hunt” found.
“No Collusion – No Obstruction!” Trump tweeted —
No Collusion – No Obstruction!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2019
For weeks, Barr and his team have worked closely with Mueller to prepare the report for the public. The Attorney General has said he is redacting four types of information from the report: grand jury information, classified information, derogatory information, and any information regarding ongoing investigations.
Congressional Democrats are demanding to see it all. But some Republicans defending Barr are citing precedent, saying it is appropriate — and Barr’s legal responsibility — to keep at least some of the information private.
Meanwhile, Democrats have an army of lawyers ready to file lawsuits — and grab headlines — based on the information that remains.
On the other side of the political aisle, the White House is gearing up for a media blitz. Trump’s lawyers are putting the finishing touches on a rebuttal and strategy to fight back against the mainstream media spin.
Barr released a letter last month detailing Mueller’s principal conclusions. Barr said the special counsel found zero evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Donald Trump’s associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mueller did not reach a definitive conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice.
Experts are expecting that to be the Democrats line of attack — and the media’s main focus.
Trump and his team are ready.
Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s attorneys, said Tuesday that the Trump response will be dozens of pages long and will be issued just hours after the report goes public.
Thursday morning it all begins.
The Associated Press contributed to this article