According to an exclusive by CNN, Mueller is nearly done with his investigation and his report on whether Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election could drop as early as next week:
Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller’s confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.
The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.
The precise timing of the announcement is subject to change.
The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to lawmakers.
But with President Donald Trump soon to travel overseas for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Justice officials are mindful of not interfering with the White House’s diplomatic efforts, which could impact the timing.
The Justice Department and the special counsel’s office declined to comment.
This would jive with what Acting AG Whitaker said a few weeks ago, that the Mueller probe was close to being completed.
Also remember what we learned from Barr’s nomination hearings. Mueller will write his report and submit it to AG Barr. Then Barr will write his own report, releasing as much of Mueller’s findings as the DOJ rules and regulations allow.
I’m not sure at this point if Congress gets a version that isn’t released to the public, but plenty of lawmakers have called for the entire report to be made public. And I’m sure whatever they get will be leaked out if it’s any different.