The Mueller Investigation: A Timeline of Events

Mueller report to be released: What you need to know

A public version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election is scheduled for release on Thursday. 

AJC and its news partners will provide coverage from Washington and Atlanta on, the AJC app and the AJCePaper

> Live updating: The latest on today’s release of the Mueller report

> Washington Insider updates from Jamie Dupree

What is the Mueller report? 

Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, was hired by the Justice Department in 2017 as special counsel to investigate suspected Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The investigation also included "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump," according to the May 2017 letter naming Mueller to that role. He was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Attorney General William Barr

The role of U.S. Attorney General William Barr 

Attorney General William Barr announced in March that he had received Mueller's report. Barr released a four-page summary letter to Congress. It said in part that Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and Trump associates in the 2016 campaign, and that Barr did not believe the evidence in the report was sufficient to prove the president had obstructed justice. 

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What does redacted mean?

In the context of the Mueller report, redacted means parts of the report that will be blocked from reading. Most likely, the content will be covered, and Barr has said the items that are covered or blacked out will include a reason why that portion was blocked from view.

What parts of the report will be kept secret? 

Barr is also overseeing the release of Mueller's report, including decisions on which parts of the report to redact or withhold from Congress and the public. In a recent appearance before members of Congress, Barr said the redactions will include information that by law should not be made public. These include grand jury details, classified information, details of ongoing investigations and the names of people who were not charged with crimes. 

Where to find updates 

When the report is released, updates will be posted on, the AJC app and the AJCePaper

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