Robert Mueller examined 10 episodes of obstruction of justice pertaining to Trump, says William Barr

AG William Barr also said he will give Congress a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative report at 11 am on Thursday


                            Robert Mueller examined 10 episodes of obstruction of justice pertaining to Trump, says William Barr

An hour before releasing Robert Mueller's report on Thursday, Attorney General Barr said Mueller examined 10 episodes pertaining to President Trump and obstruction of justice.

Barr says President Donald Trump did not exert executive privilege over any information included in special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

He also revealed that Trump's personal lawyer was allowed to read Mueller's redacted report before release. He added that he will give Congress a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative report at 11 a.m.

He told reporters at the Justice Department that he would transmit to Congress copies of the public version of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Barr also said that Mueller did not reach a "prosecutorial judgment" and that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded the evidence was not sufficient to establish the president committed an offense.

Democrats complained that Barr's news conference was an effort to influence reaction to the report ahead of its release.