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Washington Post: Mueller report will be lightly redacted, offer detailed look at obstruction probe

The version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 400-page report that will be released Thursday offers a detailed look at the investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

The report is lightly redacted, the Post reports, with a detailed "blow-by-blow" of ways Trump was suspected of having obstructed justice. The report analyzes Trump's tweets and private threats he made against people, with Mueller revealing he was unable to make a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice because "it was difficult to determine Trump's intent and some of his actions could be interpreted innocently," the Post says. Trump refused to be interviewed by Mueller or answer questions about obstruction, instead submitting written answers about possible conspiracy with Russia.

Attorney General William Barr will hold a news conference on Thursday morning, hours before the report's release, providing an "overview" of the document and addressing "process questions," a senior Justice Department official told the Post.