William Barr Just Delivered A Summary of the Mueller Report to Congress. Read It Here.

After a long two days of anticipation from members of Congress and the public, Attorney General William Barr delivered his “principal conclusions” from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to lawmakers on Sunday.

Mueller submitted the confidential report of the findings of his 22-month investigation to Barr on Friday. While President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller’s investigation, he hasn’t said much about the report this week, aside from telling reporters Wednesday, “Let it come out. Let people see it. Let’s see whether or not it’s legit.” He was seen at his golf club in Mar-a-Lago Sunday. 

As my colleagues Inae Oh and Dan Friedman wrote on Friday, Mueller’s report doesn’t call for any further indictments. Over the course of the last two years, however, “the probe has resulted in 34 indictments or guilty pleas, including those of top Trump campaign officials and allies.”

It’s unclear if the report in its entirety will be made public. In his letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees on Friday, Attorney General Barr wrote that he would determine “what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law.”

The House voted earlier this month 420-0 in favor of publicly releasing Mueller’s report—and both individual Democrat and Republican lawmakers have urged Barr to release the document. Democrats also promised to subpoena the Justice Department for the Mueller report, if necessary. And on Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) told CNN he would be willing to take the issue all the way to the Supreme Court. 

“The Attorney General’s offer to provide the Committees with a summary of the report’s conclusions is insufficient,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Saturday. “Congress requires the full report and the underlying documents so that the Committees can proceed with their independent work, including oversight and legislating to address any issues the Mueller report may raise. The American people have a right to the truth. The watchword is transparency.” 

Read Barr’s summary here:

One More Thing

And it's a big one. Mother Jones is launching a new Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on the corruption that is both the cause and result of the crisis in our democracy.

The more we thought about how Mother Jones can have the most impact right now, the more we realized that so many stories come down to corruption: People with wealth and power putting their interests first—and often getting away with it.

Our goal is to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We're aiming to create a reporting position dedicated to uncovering corruption, build a team, and let them investigate for a year—publishing our stories in a concerted window: a special issue of our magazine, video and podcast series, and a dedicated online portal so they don't get lost in the daily deluge of headlines and breaking news.

We want to go all in, and we've got seed funding to get started—but we're looking to raise $500,000 in donations this spring so we can go even bigger. You can read about why we think this project is what the moment demands and what we hope to accomplish—and if you like how it sounds, please help us go big with a tax-deductible donation today.

We Recommend


Sign up for our newsletters

Subscribe and we'll send Mother Jones straight to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.


Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.