After 22 months of wasting the public’s time, The Mueller investigation is finally coming to an end. The report is still in the AG’s office but he has already claimed that he will try and get through it swiftly.
“Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday delivered his report on possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr, the Justice Department said.
The report will now be reviewed by Barr, who has previously stated he will write his own account communicating Mueller’s findings to Congress and the American public. Barr said he could release his account to Congress as soon as this weekend.
“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. Barr also said in no instance did the Justice Department block Mueller from any action he wanted to take.”
“White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House had not received Mueller’s report or been briefed on its findings.
Reaction on Capitol Hill was largely circumspect, with Democrats and Republicans calling for the swift release of Mueller’s findings. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for the full report to be made public.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was more tart. He praised Mueller for his “integrity and thoughtfulness” and called on Barr to “provide Congress and the American people with the findings to finally put an end to the speculation and innuendo that has loomed over this administration since its earliest days.”
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said of the report’s submission: “The Attorney General has said he intends to provide as much information as possible. As I have said previously, I sincerely hope he will do so as soon as he can, and with as much openness and transparency as possible.”