Attorney General William Barr, recently confirmed, could announce as early as next week that a special advocate Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud Mueller's choice to lead the investigation on Russia has completed its investigation into the risks of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 elections.
CNN reported on Wednesday that Barr was considering submitting a summary to Congress of Mueller's final and confidential report soon after the announcement of the conclusion of the investigation.
The network said Barr could receive Mueller's report as early as next week. According to him, the exact timing of Barr's announcement could change, the Justice Department being careful not to interfere in President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump offers Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at MJ. McCabe says: "It's possible" Trump is an asset for Russia McCabe: Trump "undermines the role of law enforcement"next summit with North Korea.
The special attorney's office declined to comment on The Hill. The Department of Justice refused to comment to CNN; The Hill asked for his comments.
The conclusion of the investigation would probably be described as a victory by Trump, who has repeatedly ridiculed the investigation. He recently attacked the survey on Sunday in a tweet, calling it "totally conflictual, illegal and rigged" and claiming that it "should never have been allowed to begin."
The Mueller investigation is totally confrontational, illegal and rigged! No one should have been allowed to start, with the exception of collusion and many crimes committed by Democrats. Witch hunt!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
Discuss the fact that Mueller may soon know the end of his investigation, which has been circulating for months, but the arrival of a new Attorney General could make it more likely.
Barr has just taken office at the Department of Justice after his confirmation last week. Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinTrump offers Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein with MJ McCabe: "It's possible" Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump "undermines the role of law enforcement", the official who oversaw Mueller's investigation, is also expected to leave the Ministry of Justice shortly.
It is unclear to what extent Mueller's final report would be made public.
Barr refused to pledge to make the full report available to the public and Congress at his nomination hearing last month, saying that he would abide by DOJ guidelines and report back. public maximum.
This statement provoked criticism from the Democrats, who demanded that the entire report be made public. Some Republicans have also joined this call.
Barr it succeeding Justice of Matthew Whitaker, who had been Acting Attorney General.
Whitaker, called to replace former Attorney General Jeff Session, had to face criticism from Democrats as a result of critical comments made before his arrival to the administration that criticized the government. Mueller investigation.
Whitaker said at a press conference last month that he thought Mueller's investigation was about to end. But he declined to expand on these statements during an appearance before the Judiciary Committee of the House this month, citing the continuing nature of the investigation.