A federal judge said Attorney General William Barr has created public distrust about the special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report in the Russia investigation.
“The attorney general has created an environment that has caused a significant part of the public … to be concerned about whether or not there is full transparency” about Mueller’s findings, US District Court Judge Reggie Walton said during a hearing Tuesday.
The hearing was about a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit BuzzFeed News had filed, in which it asked the court to require the Justice Department to release the Mueller report by Thursday.
The Justice Department has already announced that it will do so, but the lawsuit asked specifically for the release of all information in the report that’s covered under FOIA.
Barr said he will redact four categories of information from the report, and he has refused to release an un-redacted version of it to Congress or the…

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