The special counsel is expected to deliver his final conclusions to the attorney general. What happens next will depend a lot on Bill Barr.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly nearing the end of his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia in the 2016 election. And with it comes the so-called “Mueller report.”

Mueller will write up his findings and, according to special counsel regulations, submit them to Attorney General Bill Barr. How detailed this document will be — and whether the public gets to see it — is much less clear.

Barr must notify Congress that Mueller has concluded his investigation, but beyond that, he has a fair amount of discretion on what to share. Barr did say during his confirmation hearings in January that he believes it’s important that Congress and the public learn the results of the investigation, but he said he would only release…

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