Mueller won't attend Barr press conference on report
© Getty Images

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE will not attend Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP rep predicts watchdog report on alleged FISA abuses will find 'problems' Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse MORE's press conference on Thursday to discuss Mueller's report.

Peter Carr, a spokesperson for the special counsel's office, confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that no one from the special counsel's prosecution team will be present as Barr holds a press conference on their report at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Carr declined to comment on why Mueller or the special counsel team would not be present.

Both Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinDemocrats ask judge to force McGahn to comply with subpoena Democrats ask court to force DOJ's hand on Mueller grand jury materials Washington celebrates diplomacy — and baseball — at Meridian Ball MORE, who previously oversaw the Mueller probe, will lead the press conference ahead of the report's release.

A Democratic aide told The Hill the Department of Justice won't send the redacted report to Congress until 11 a.m., well after Barr's press conference.

The report, which comes from Mueller's nearly two-year-long investigation, is expected to include the special counsel's findings into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Barr said in a four-page summary of Mueller's report sent to Congress last month that Mueller determined there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow. However, he wrote that the special counsel did not reach such a conclusion on possible obstruction of justice.

The report released Thursday is expected to be heavily redacted. Barr has said he will not include some information, including grand jury materials, in the public version of the report.