Mueller Submits Report on Trump-Russia Investigation

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Mueller Submits Report on Trump-Russia Investigation

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his report on Russia's suspected role in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department announced.

Mueller handed the report to Attorney General William Barr, who will now write his own report based on the investigation findings, and send it to the Congress.

“I am reviewing the report and anticipate that I may be in a position to advise you of the special counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend,” Barr said in his letter the top Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate Judiciary committees.

"Separately, I intend to consult with Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller to determine what other information from the report can be released to Congress and the public consistent with the law, including the Special Counsel regulations, and the Department’s long-standing practices and policies."

Since 2017, Mueller had been probing whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia in a bid to sway the election in his favor, and whether the elected president later unlawfully attempted to hinder the investigation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer demanded that the full report would be disclosed to the public, adding that Barr must not give Trump, his lawyers or his staff any ‘sneak preview’ of the findings or evidence.