The coronavirus pandemic’s disruption of the federal courts will delay a judge’s review of a full, unredacted copy of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton of the District of Columbia had ordered the Justice Department to turn over the report, in a ruling that sharply criticized U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the more than 400-page document. Walton said Barr displayed a “lack of candor” in his public rollout of the Mueller report, and the judge assailed the Justice Department leader for appearing to spin the Russia investigation’s findings “in favor of President Trump.”
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