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DOJ to send Mueller report redactions to select members of Congress

Special counsel Robert Mueller
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The Department of Justice revealed a list of 12 congressional members, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who will be able to view a copy Mueller report with fewer redactions between April 22 and April 26.

Details: Ranking members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the "Gang of Eight" and 1 designated staffer per member will have access to the report "via in camera review to certain material redacted." The selected members will be allowed to view the report in secured spaces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. next week and again on the week of April 29. This version will still include redactions for grand jury information, but other categories of blacked-out text — such as material related to ongoing investigations — will be visible. No grand jury information can be shared without a court order.

Meadows vows to help Graham investigate origins of Mueller probe

Rep. Mark Meadows speaks on stage at CPAC
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Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and a close ally of President Trump, plans to work closely with Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to investigate potential abuses by the intelligence community — specifically whether the Russia probe was politically motivated, Meadows told Axios.

The bottom line: Trump allies, feeling emboldened after Attorney General William Barr's summary of the Mueller report, are teaming up to go on the offensive and conduct an oversight investigation of their own.