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Barr is giving a press conference ahead of the Mueller report drop — and Trump might too

The Trump administration isn't just dishing out the Mueller report on Thursday. It's preparing a whole press extravaganza.

In a radio interview on Wednesday, President Trump mentioned that Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference Thursday. "Maybe I'll do one after that, we'll see," Trump added, hinting at what would be his first press conference in months.

The Department of Justice later confirmed Thursday's conference would include Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and would be held at 9:30 a.m., with both officials presumably taking questions. At some point, they'll also release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, potentially revealing why Barr declined to indict the president in his initial findings from the report.

While all this is going on, Politico reports that Trump's team has orchestrated a plan to keep him busy. Early mornings are usually Trump's unscheduled "executive time," which is often code for "Twitter and Fox & Friends time." So he's scheduled to hold an event for wounded warriors instead, and meanwhile, his legal team is reportedly going to cook up official rebuttals to every one of Mueller's findings.