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Attorney General Bill Barr. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec said Monday that a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report is expected to be released on Thursday morning.

What to watch: The report is expected to be around 400 pages, not including underlying evidence. Attorney General Bill Barr said he would color code redacted information that falls into 4 categories, and that each redaction will include explanatory notes.

Those categories include:

  • Material subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure (6e) that cannot be made public.
  • Material the intelligence community identifies as potentially compromising sensitive sources and methods.
  • Material that could affect other ongoing matters, including those that the special counsel has referred to other department offices.
  • Information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy and reputational interests of peripheral third parties.

Barr told a House Appropriations subcommittee that once the redacted version of the report is sent to Congress, he would be "glad to talk to [House Judiciary] chairman Nadler and [Senate Judiciary] chairman Graham as to whether they feel they need more information and see if there’s a way we could accommodate that."

  • Barr said that he doesn't believe he has the latitude to release grand jury material and that he doesn't intend to ask a judge to unseal it. He added, however, that Nadler is free to make the request if he wants.

Go deeper: Behind the scenes: The White House prepares for Mueller week

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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

House will transmit article of impeachment to Senate on Monday, Schumer says

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the House will deliver the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" on Monday.

Why it matters: The Senate is required to begin the impeachment trial at 1pm the day after the article is transmitted.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Private equity bets on delayed tax reform in Biden administration

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

In normal times, private equity would be nervous about Democratic Party control of both the White House and Congress. But in pandemic-consumed 2021, the industry seems sanguine.

Driving the news: Industry executives and lobbyists paid very close attention to Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearings this week, and came away convinced that tax reform isn't on the near-term agenda.