The Mueller report should be finalized next week: report

AAttorney General Bill Barr could announce early next week that special advocate Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, according to a new report.

Barr plans to submit to Congress a summary of Mueller's confidential report on the two-year investigation, CNN reported on Wednesday.

Mueller is required to submit a confidential report to the Attorney General after the close of his investigation. In the report, Mueller must explain why he decided to lay charges or not to prosecute the cases under investigation.

The rules do not require the report to be shared with Congress or made public, but Barr is required to inform Congress if the Justice Department prevents the Mueller team from taking action.

The newspaper noted that the timing of an announcement could change as it coincides with President Trump's second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump is due to visit Vietnam next week and Justice Ministry officials do not want to interfere in diplomatic efforts.

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