Robert Mueller Has Turned Over the Report on the Russian Probe

The much-touted Mueller investigation reached its culmination today at 5 pm est. The Mueller investigation was launched due to a dossier, the contents of which are still unverified and largely discredited.  Though the report in its entirety is still classified, a fact Trump himself can rectify, some facts have been released.

When Mueller turned his report in, he did not make any recommendations for further indictments. Although this is true, lawmakers may still have the option of referring criminal charges due to the contents of the report. It is still uncertain whether or not any will.

From Rochester First: The report, still confidential, marks the end of Mueller’s probe but sets the stage for big public fights to come. The next steps are up to Trump’s attorney general, to Congress and, in all likelihood, federal courts.

The Demand for Public Release of the Report Has Begun

Top Democrat lawmakers called immediately for Attorney General (AG) William Barr to release the report. AG Barr replied in a letter that he may be able to release principal conclusions from the report this weekend. Ultimately, AG Barr has the authority to decide how much of the investigation’s conclusions to share, and with whom they are shared.

AG Barr also decides where to proceed from here. However, it is cautioned that what is shared may not contain many details. AG Barr says he will consult with Mueller and Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Rod Rosenstein to decide what, if anything, else can be revealed.

AG Barr is expected to review the report and deliver his own account sometime this weekend. It is not known, however, whether or not Special Counsel (SC) Mueller’s findings answer the key questions raised by proponents such as Adam Schiff. Said questions revolve around whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 campaign. Also whether or not actions taken by Trump, to include the firing of controversial FBI director James Comey, did indeed constitute obstruction of justice.

The Mueller investigation spanned a two year time period, brought about charges against 34 people, including 6 close to Trump, and cost taxpayers as much as $35,000,000, according to an estimate by Newsweek. President Trump said two days ago that the American people should see the Mueller report, calling it “ridiculous.”

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