Robert Mueller submits final report to Attorney General William Barr


The report is said to be "comprehensive". Finally, the Special Counsel regulations provide that "the Attorney General may determine that public release of" this notification "would be in the public interest". "I have no idea", he told reporters at the White House, per NBC News.

"The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course".

Update 5:28 EDT: White House Press Secretary Sanders reports the White House has not yet been briefed on the report.

Those included a series of figures close to Trump, including his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn; his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen; and a former close associate, Roger Stone. "I also don't care". Trump has denied collusion and obstruction and Russian Federation has denied election interference.

Special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 21, 2017.

The report was not immediately made public - Barr will have to decide how much to disclose - and it was not known if Mueller found criminal conduct by Trump or his campaign, beyond the charges already brought against several aides. Barr also informed Congress in a letter that the investigation was finished.

The Mueller report is done, and has been delivered.

Cohen, the president's former lawyer, pleaded guilty in NY to campaign finance violations arising from the hush money payments and in the Mueller probe to lying to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal. "The need for public faith in the rule of law must be the priority".

The almost two-year probe has shadowed Trump's presidency and resulted in felony charges against 34 people including six people who served on Trump's campaign. Instead, his prosecutors largely used indictments and court filings to illustrate their sweeping investigation.

Barr, 68, is a veteran Washington insider who also was attorney general from 1991 to 1993 under Republican President George H.W. Bush.

US Attorney General William Barr informed Congressional leaders that he's received the conclusions of Mueller's Russian Federation investigation today.

Former FBI Director James Comey has penned an op-ed in the New York Times.

"Let's just put on the screen everybody who's been found guilty or already indicted in the Mueller investigations". Earlier this month, Trump launched into a long broadside against the probe in a two-hour speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, summing up the criticisms he's launched throughout the Mueller probe. Many people know what they want it to say - what they feel it simply must say - namely, that Donald Trump is a criminal who should be removed from office.

The details of the report are still confidential, after a two-year investigation that had led to dozens of indictments and has captivated the attention of the media and the public. Mueller's team never interviewed Trump personally, although the president answered a limited list of questions in writing.

Mueller was named special counsel in May 2017 by the department's No. 2 official, Rod Rosenstein, to take over an investigation that had been headed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.