READ: Barr emphasizes Trump, DOJ transparency on Mueller report in letter to Congress

READ: Barr emphasizes Trump, DOJ transparency on Mueller report in letter to Congress
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Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan NRA says Trump administration memo a 'non-starter' Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote MORE wrote in a letter to Congress accompanying the redacted report from 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 Russia investigation that he decided to release the report publicly because "the public interest warrants as much transparency as possible."

He notes that the Department of Justice "clearly marked the redactions" made "based upon the reason for withholding the redacted information."

He also told Congress that because the White House "voluntarily cooperated" with the investigation, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE could have requested redactions of his own and chose not to.