DC: Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report of the Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr, signaling the 22-month investigation into possible collusion involving the Trump campaign has come to an end.
Barr informed the four leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Friday that he had received the report from Mueller, and that he might provide details of the investigation’s “principal conclusions” to Congress “as soon as this weekend.”
Under regulations governing the special counsel’s investigations, the Justice Department is required to disclose to Congress whether the agency rebuffed any major investigative requests from the special counsel. But according to Barr, Mueller was never ordered to stand down on any major areas of inquiry.
“There were no such instances during the Special Counsel’s investigation,” Barr said.
Barr also said he plans to consult with Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to determine whether additional information from the report will be released to Congress or the public. more