Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his nearly two-year investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia and has submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr, reports MSNBC.
The transmission of the final report to the Justice Department concludes an investigation that has resulted in the indictments of 34 people and three companies, including Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn; former campaign chairman Paul Manafort; former political adviser Roger Stone; former personal lawyer Michael Cohen; and numerous Russian nationals. There have also been a number of guilty pleas and convictions.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 22, 2019
A Justice Department official described the report to CNN as “comprehensive.”
The Justice Department informed Congress in a brief letter that Mueller has submitted a confidential report to Barr detailing the decisions his team made to prosecute or not prosecute those who were investigated.
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) March 22, 2019
Barr said he is now reviewing the findings and has informed lawmakers that he could provide them with “the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend,” reports CNN.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 27, 2019
President Trump’s lawyers Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani said in a statement to ABC News: “We’re pleased that the Office of Special Counsel has delivered its report to the Attorney General pursuant to the regulations. Attorney General Barr will determine the appropriate next steps.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted: “The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.”
The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) March 22, 2019