U.S. Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at the Justice Department on Thursday morning to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The press conference will start at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in May 2017, will be in attendance as well.
Barr said he planned to release a redacted version of Mueller's report to both Congress and the public Thursday morning, which would come weeks after the special counsel concluded his nearly two-year investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by submitting a confidential report, described as nearly 400 pages long, to Barr.
President Donald Trump, who claimed "total exoneration" from a four-page summary of the report's "principal conclusions" issued by Barr, said Wednesday he might hold a news conference as well.
"You'll see a lot of strong things come out tomorrow," Trump told WMAL radio's Larry O'Connor show. "Attorney General Barr is going to be doing a press conference. Maybe I'll do one after that, we'll see."
Trump is scheduled to leave for Florida Thursday afternoon, and he may speak with reporters upon departure.
According to Barr's summary, Mueller's investigation found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election.
The special counsel, meanwhile, did not reach a conclusion on whether Trump had obstructed justice, said Barr's synopsis. The attorney general concluded Mueller's findings are "not sufficient" to support a charge.
Democrats have demanded the full, unredacted report be made public to get a clearer picture of the special counsel's investigation.
Barr has promised to be as transparent as possible but told lawmakers that parts of Mueller's report will be redacted to protect grand jury material, sensitive intelligence, matters that could affect ongoing investigations and damage to the privacy rights of third parties.