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Why Trump Should Release the Full Mueller Report

Authors Max Bergmann and Ned Price explain why the Trump administration should support greater transparency on the Russia investigation and release Special Counsel Robert Mueller's full report to the public.

Authors

  • Max Bergmann
  • Ned Price

The public overwhelmingly supports the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s forthcoming report. But the Trump administration could still opt to release barebones findings while concealing critical aspects of Mueller’s investigation in a simple way: by hiding behind a cloak of classification.

Over the course of the investigation, we have become accustomed to the release of heavily redacted documents filled with blacked out names, sentences, paragraphs and even whole pages—sometimes for law enforcement equities but also to protect classified information. Public sleuths and Mueller-watchers make guesses about what’s behind these redactions, causing Twitter to spin with near baseless speculation and conspiracy theories.

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Authors

Max Bergmann

Senior Fellow

Ned Price