Barr's team made nearly 1,000 redactions to Mueller findings: report

Barr's team made nearly 1,000 redactions to Mueller findings: report
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Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHouse Democrats circulate memo rebutting GOP impeachment defense Barr to launch anti-gun violence initiative during public impeachment hearing Losing their religion: AG Barr should recognize the faith of progressives MORE’s office made nearly 1,000 redactions to the publicly released version of 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's report, according to an analysis by Reuters.

Reuters found 953 total redactions, broken down by the four categories Barr had previously stated would be redacted.

The news service determined that the most common redaction concerned “harm to ongoing matter,” which occurred in 427 cases, according to the analysis.

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Those relating to grand jury materials were the second most common redaction, with 358 total, according to the outlet. Reuters's analysis found that information that could reveal intelligence sources and methods and information that could damage "peripheral third parties" were the least common redactions, with 94 and 74 total redactions, respectively.

Barr released a redacted version of Mueller's report on Thursday, providing more details into the special counsel's findings from his 22-month investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The announcement that the report would be released with redactions prompted calls from congressional Democrats for the unabridged release of Mueller's findings.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse to vote on bill to ensure citizenship for children of overseas service members As impeachment goes public, forget 'conventional wisdom' What this 'impeachment' is really about — and it's not the Constitution MORE (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that he plans to issue a subpoena for the full report, claiming the Justice Department has not notified the committee that Congress will be given a version with fewer redactions.

"Contrary to public reports, I have not heard from the Department about receiving a less-redacted version of the report," Nadler said. "Because Congress requires this material in order to perform our constitutionally-mandated responsibilities, I will issue a subpoena for the full report and the underlying materials."

Federal prosecutors said in a Wednesday court filing that they would allow some members of Congress to view the report “without certain redactions” once the redacted version became available.

Barr has resisted calls to release the grand jury material, saying federal law prevents its release. Barr told a congressional panel earlier this month that he will not ask a federal judge to allow an exception.