White House, DOJ officials have discussed Mueller report details: report

Source: The Hill | April 17, 2019 | Brett Samuels

White House lawyers and Department of Justice officials have already discussed details from special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusions as Washington awaits the release of his redacted report, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The two sides have had “numerous conversations,” according to the newspaper, which said the talks have allowed President Trump’s legal team to begin prepping a response to the report.

The president’s aides plan to divide up the Mueller report and develop a rebuttal strategy, the Times reported. The full document is expected to total more than 400 pages.

Trump’s legal team is expected to release a lengthy response to Mueller’s report that rebuts any potentially damaging information.

Attorney General William Barr has scheduled a 9:30 a.m. press conference for Thursday morning to discuss the Mueller report’s release.

Trump has suggested that he may hold his own press conference after that.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman declined to comment, while the White House and Trump attorney Jay Sekulow did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

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