Read the full text of the Mueller report here, as redacted by Barr

Dems fight for unredacted report's release

The Donald Trump Department of Justice, under so-called Attorney General William Barr, released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report today. Read the full text below.

Here's an OCR'd and searchable version also (via @seanodotcom).

The first 14 words of the Mueller report: "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion."

From the report, here is Robert Mueller's conclusion on the president and obstruction of justice:

"If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment."

"Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."

The redacted version released of Robert Mueller's report is a 448-page PDF totaling just under 140 MB.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday at 11:33 AM ET that he was a "having a good day" following the release of the Mueller report, adding, "It's called no collusion, no obstruction."

Trump AG William Barr held a press conference at 9:30AM ET on Thursday April 18 at the Department of Justice headquarters, and delivered remarks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

At 11:00AM ET, a redacted copy of Mueller's report was published on DOJ's website.

Redacted Mueller report was later dropped off to Jerry Nadler's office, per reporters on site, at 11:08 AM ET.

There's a lot of redaction, but there's a lot left in.

For instance: President Trump's reaction when Mueller was appointed special counsel.

"Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked."

Mueller report, p. 69:

"In approximately Sept 2015, Cohen obtained approval to negotiate with [Russian real estate company] from candidate Trump… Cohen also discussed the Trump Tower Moscow project with Ivanka… and Donald J. Trump Jr."

A lot of 'there' in here.

Let's just skip ahead to page 30 of Mueller's report, lightly redacted by AG Barr:

Alrighty then, let's just jump to another page —

Ah, yes.

Lots of considerations for "Personal privacy" —

Twitter observations, below, from journalists and others.