Democrats are calling for Mr. Mueller himself to testify before Congress and have expressed concern that Attorney General William P. Barr will order unnecessary censoring of the report to protect the President.
Both of those cases were under somewhat different circumstances, including that the House Judiciary Committee had initiated impeachment proceedings.
Mr. Trump is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and participate in a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride the day Barr is expected to release Mueller's redacted report.
Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has said Congress must see the full report without redactions.
"All of that information at one point was classified, but the decision must have been made the public interest outweighs that". "There was not only not obstruction, as I see it, given what we know, there was the antithesis [of] obstruction".
White House officials and sources close to the administration say advisers to the president are most concerned about the possibility of previously unknown examples of potential obstruction of justice and what information Mueller's team learned from witness interviews, especially former White House Counsel Don McGahn who sat for well over 30 hours with Mueller's investigators. Those include cases handed off or referred to federal prosecutors in Washington, New York and Virginia. However, Walton has denied early requests from BuzzFeed and the Electronic Privacy Information Center to speed up the Justice Department's release of the document.
Trump and his allies also continue to attack the origins of the Russian Federation investigation, portraying it as an effort by Democrats and career officials in the Justice Department to bring him down.
Republicans argued at the time that it was necessary to obtain that information to maintain the integrity of the investigation.
President Trump's claim that Robert Mueller's report is a total exoneration is about to be put to the test as what is known about the special counsel's findings swells from four pages to almost 400, undermining the White House's ability to frame the narrative. Aides have reportedly asked the special counsel's office if "the names of those who cooperated" will be redacted, but the Justice Department has "refused to elaborate". "No, I'm talking about people in private life, not public officeholders", Barr said.
That means that in addition to Mr Trump, members of his family who work at the White House, such as his daughter Ivanka, could potentially be named if they were somehow entangled in Mueller's investigation. But any information regarding his sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., who run his businesses, could be more likely to be redacted. But that was after then-FBI Director James Comey made the much-questioned decision to publicly discuss that investigation.
"The reality is that Barr's letter said essentially, as understood by I think certainly Republicans and probably the American people, basically you said you know there was no collusion and there was essentially no obstruction", the second GOP aide said.