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The Mueller report is expected to be released on Thursday

Mark your calendar: the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is just three days away.

Attorney General William Barr is expected to make the Mueller report available to Congress and to the public on the morning of April 18, a Department of Justice spokesperson said on Monday per CNN.

Barr in March released his summary of Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Mueller did not establish a criminal conspiracy between President Trump and Russia and did not make a conclusion about whether Trump obstructed justice. Since then, Democrats have demanded to see the full report, and the Department of Justice has been in the process of redacting it. Barr recently told Congress that he will not redact information in order to protect Trump's reputation.

It's this redacted version that will be made available to Congress and the public on Thursday, although Democrats have authorized a subpoena for the full report. Trump has been claiming that Mueller totally exonerated him, although Barr's summary states Mueller did not exonerate Trump on obstruction of justice, and The New York Times reports the president plans to dismiss the report as "extraneous" to Barr's letter.