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Administration officials fear being exposed by Mueller as information sources: report


Added 04-16-19 08:57:02am EST - “Members of the Trump administration who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's? investigation reportedly worry that? a report due out this? week? could expose them as sources of damaging information about President Trump” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Administration officials fear being exposed by Mueller as information sources: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Members of the Trump administration who cooperated with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's  investigation reportedly worry that a report due out this week could expose them as sources of damaging information about President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Dem hits back at Trump for giving 'firefighting advice' to Paris: 'Do your own damn job' French officials reject Trump suggestion to use 'flying water tankers' on Notre Dame fire Overnight Energy: Interior watchdog opens investigation into new secretary | Warren unveils 2020 plan to stop drilling on public lands | Justices reject case challenging state nuclear subsidies | Court orders EPA to re-evaluate Obama pollution rule MORE.

NBC News reported Tuesday that several current and former White House officials have reached out through their lawyers to determine whether their names or any names at all will be redacted from the  report, which will be released on Thursday.

Those efforts have been unsuccessful, however, as the Justice Department has refused to give the White House any details, NBC reported. 

“They got asked questions and told the truth and now they’re worried the wrath will follow,” a former White House official told the network.

“You have a whole bunch of former White House officials and current White House officials, but especially former White House officials, who were told to cooperate,” they added. “So people went and did that, and now the uncertainty is just how much of that information is going to be in that report and how identifiable to individuals is it going to be. And nobody knows.”

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