Mueller report to be released to Congress on CDs: report

Mueller report to be released to Congress on CDs: report
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The Justice Department is reportedly set to deliver special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's report to Congress on compact discs. 

Congressional sources told NBC News that members of Congress have been told they will receive copies of the redacted report around 11 a.m. EST and that it will be delivered in the form of a CD. 


A DOJ official told the news network that the official report would also be posted on the special counsel's website afterward.

The report, which is reportedly more than 400 pages, will be coded with four colors that signal different categories of redactions. The colors intend to inform readers why specific items were edited of certain sections, NBC News noted. 

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Mueller wrapped up his 22-month long investigation into Russian interference and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE last month. Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump walks tightrope on gun control Feinstein calls on Justice to push for release of Trump whistleblower report Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump MORE said in a four-page summary of Mueller's final report that the special counsel did not uncover evidence to conclude there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. 

The summary noted that Mueller neither implicates or exonerates Trump of obstruction of justice. Barr is slated to give a press conference on the report's findings before its official release on Thursday morning. 

Democratic lawmakers have denounced the press conference as a way to shape public perceptions of the investigation before the report's release.