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White House may try to block release of parts of final Mueller findings: report

The White House may try to use executive privilege to keep parts of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's final report from being made public, Bloomberg News reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.   

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the news outlet that Trump's legal team "will look at it and see if the president thinks there is a valid claim" of executive privilege. 

"We reserve the right. We don’t know if we have to, but we haven’t waived it," Giuliani added.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Bloomberg News that an effort to conceal Mueller's report “will not hold up in court."

He added that an executive privilege claim "can always be pierced by a specific and legitimate criminal or congressional inquiry.”

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Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. His report could be issued as soon as next month, Bloomberg News reported.

Mueller will be required to issue his report to the Department of Justice. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Trump's nominee to serve as the next attorney general, William Barr, have each previously criticized the investigation. 

Trump has long dismissed it as a politically motivated "witch hunt." 

Democrats have previously vowed to publicize the findings of Mueller's final report, despite what Trump tries to do.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Democrats want to silence opposing views, not 'fake news' White House defends not sanctioning Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said last month that Democrats would subpoena the report if Trump tries to use executive privilege to keep it from being made public.

“I'm prepared to make sure we do everything possible so that the public has the advantage of as much of the information as it can,” Schiff said at the time.