Judge Rules The Justice Dept. Improperly Redacted Mueller Report

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The redactions involved potential criminal charges as well as Russia’s hacking of Democratic National Committee emails.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department improperly censored portions of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Business Insider reported.

  • The redactions involved potential criminal charges as well as Russia’s hacking of Democratic National Committee emails.
  • District Judge Reggie Walton gave the DOJ until Nov. 2, one day before the presidential election, to release the redacted portions, which include sections related to the 2016 Trump campaign’s interest in the DNC emails.
  • The ruling means the DOJ will have to unveil at least 15 previously redacted pages from volume one of the Mueller report.

In March 2020, the same judge, appointed to the bench by former President George W. Bush, chastised Attorney General Barr for having issued a "distorted" and "misleading" summary of the Mueller report.

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