Mueller won't attend Barr press conference on report
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Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE will not attend Attorney General William BarrBill BarrWilliam Barr's memoir set for release in early March The enemy within: Now every day is Jan. 6 Dems worry they'll be boxed out without changes to filibuster, voting rules  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.

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

Both Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinWashington still needs more transparency House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week 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.