Barr has cited Justice Department regulations that say Mueller’s report should be confidential. They require only that the report explain decisions to pursue or decline prosecutions.
Trump also said he has “not thought about” a pardon for Roger Stone, a confidant who is the sixth Trump aide charged in Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Stone has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements.
Trump called Stone “a character” and said “it looks like he’s defending himself very well.”