Washington   — US attorney-general William Barr plans on Thursday morning to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election and contacts between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s campaign, the justice department said on Monday.  Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec did not provide a precise time, but said the report, which Barr has described as nearly 400 pages long, will be released both to Congress and the public.  Moments after the department announced its plans for releasing the report, the Republican president went to Twitter to make another attack on Mueller’s team and derided the “Russia Hoax”.

The Mueller investigation has cast a cloud over the presidency of Trump, who has often called it a politically motivated “witch hunt”. Mueller turned over a copy of his confidential report to Barr on March 22, ending his 22-month-long inquiry. Two days later, Barr released a four-page letter summarising what h...

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