Washington — Special counsel Robert Muellers long-awaited report on Russia's role in the 2016 US election will be released on Thursday, providing the first public look at the findings of an inquiry that has cast a shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. Attorney-general William Barr's planned release of the nearly 400-page report comes after Mueller wrapped up his 22-month investigation in March into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russia and questions about obstruction of justice by the president. Its disclosure, with portions expected to be blacked out by Barr to protect some sensitive information, is certain to launch a new political fight spilling into the halls of Congress and the 2020 presidential campaign trail, as Trump seeks re-election in a deeply divided country. The release marks a watershed moment in Trump's presidency, promising new details about some of the biggest questions in the probe, including the extent and nature of his campaign's contacts with Russia and act...

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