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Attorney General William Barr heads to Capitol Hill Tuesday to testify on the justice department's budget but hanging much more urgently in the air will be the fate of special counsel Robert Muller is report on Russia's role in the twenty sixteen election Reuters correspondent in the soul of an this'll be bars first appearance on Capitol Hill since January during his confirmation hearings now obviously a lot has happened since then he's received the Muller report and issued a summary of its top line conclusions but he has yet to release of full or a redacted version of the report house lawmakers are likely to raise questions of the controversy surrounding bars handling of the report , the hearing comes two weeks after bar sent Congress a four page summary of Miller's main findings including his conclusion that the trump campaign had not conspired with Russia in the twenty sixteen race car has promised to deliver a redacted version of the report by mid April but congressional Democrats have been demanding the full unredacted report which has not been seen by anyone outside of the justice department since Miller delivered it on March twenty second and in any event the committee has a job to do Democrats have also vowed to fight those redactions if necessary a battle that could wind up in the courts were basically in a holding pattern here we know that bar has Muller's report we know that he's going through making redactions figuring out what he's willing to release to the public and what he's not and we still don't know how much he's going to redact until he actually releases the pool report he could have a pretty heavy hand here he's got a fair amount of discretion we could see it at the end of the week or next week but until then we're sort of in the dark reports by The Washington Post and The New York Times last week said some of Mulder's team believe bar had softened the findings making Miller's report seem less damaging for trump bar himself not Miller decided trumps questionable actions during the probe did not merit charges of obstruction of justice Democrats want to weigh that conclusion against the evidence Miller gathered in its two year probe enough authorized subpoenas to get the full report bar starts his appearance before the house appropriations committee on Tuesday morning before taking the witness chair before Senate panel on Wednesday that would be a crime