Special Counsel Robert Mueller Completes Russia-Trump Inquiry
The confidential report was completed and submitted to Attorney General William P. Barr. Congress was notified late on Friday.
Attorney General Barr sent a letter to the leader of the House and Senate Judiciary committees. Congress and the Democratic House will review the findings before deciding the next step.
After that, Barr will consult with the Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to "determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and public consistent with law."
A.G. Barr has confirmed the completion of the Special Counsel investigation. We look forward to getting the full Mueller report and related materials. Transparency and the public interest demand nothing less. The need for public faith in the rule of law must be the priority. pic.twitter.com/QYA2xCR1QW— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) March 22, 2019
While the contents have not yet been reviewed, an official who perused the report described it as "comprehensive."
The White House has not been briefed about the report as yet, however, two of the president's lawyers, Rudolph Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, issued a statement:
“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.”
I and an overwhelming majority of the House of Representatives recently voted 420-0 that the #MuellerReport should be made public. I stand by that vote. The American people have a right to know.— Congressman Dwight Evans (@RepDwightEvans) March 22, 2019
Show us the report. Now. The American people spoke loudly, and clearly last November: we choose a balance of power over abuse of power. #MuellerReport— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 22, 2019
Special Counsel Mueller investigated criminal charges against more than thirty people, including former aides and advisors to Trump.
Mueller began the inquiry in May 2017, days after President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey.