Muellermageddon: The Mueller Report Has Been Delivered


Muellermageddon: The Mueller Report Has Been Delivered

Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted the report on his investigation of Russia's role in the 2016 USA election, Attorney General William Barr must decide how much of the document - if any - to make public. The Manhattan federal criminal case that brought down Trump lawyer Michael Cohen started off as a referral from the special counsel, while an ongoing probe into former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig over allegations of failing to register as a foreign agent also began with Mueller.

Trump said Attorney General William Barr would make the ultimate decision about how much of the report would be released to the public.

Trump has said that the public should see Mueller's report, once it is released. He examined whether Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russian Federation and whether the president unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.

■ If the "other information" that Barr, in consultation with Rosenstein and Mueller, decides to release does not satisfy congressional Democrats, they could demand more. The report is said to be "comprehensive". "Again, I am not saying that's what it will be, but that is the sense in the president orbit". Key House Democrats have said that the full report that Mueller submitted to Barr should be made public, and they intend to subpoena for the document - and Mueller's underlying evidence - if it is not handed over to Congress.

"For two years we've gone through this nonsense, because there's no collusion with Russian Federation, you know that better than anybody and there's no obstruction, they'll so, oh wait there was no collusion, that was a hoax, but he obstructed in fighting against the hoax", Trump said.

Multiple news outlets reported at 5 p.m. ET that the report had been delivered.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

The president said that Mr Mueller was "best friend" to Mr Comey.

The White House was not immediately available for comment.

But the biggest question for Congress may ultimately be tied to Mueller's investigation, and whether his findings spark an effort in the House to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. He wrote that he was reviewing the report to determine what could be shared with the public and the committee.

Trump and his allies have spent almost two years trying to discredit Mueller.

At the time Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into whether there was collusion with Russian Federation.

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