Mueller report: Congress, public await key findings in 2-year Russian Federation probe


The long-awaited report was submitted on Friday to Mr Barr, who pored over the document before handing a summary to Congress. "Then we can actually show to the American people what the investigation meant, and how far it went, and also the fact that now we can hopefully begin to move on from this two-year cloud of an investigation".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has told House Democrats she would reject any classified briefing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying the information must be provided to Congress in a way that allows lawmakers to discuss it publicly. But what will Mueller have to say beyond what he's already said in multiple indictments, convictions and plea deals? We know the president's son and campaign manager were involved in a meeting with the Russians to receive stolen - what they thought was to receive stolen information - information stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government's attempt to help Trump in the election.

Pelosi wrote, "Even if DOJ chooses not to prosecute additional individuals, the underlying findings must be provided to Congress and the American people".

"Remember, this is Bob Mueller - the guy the Democrats, the Republicans, everyone in town said, 'this is the guy we need to pick".

On Capitol Hill at least, Democratic leaders in recent weeks have worked to convince restless liberals across the country that Mueller's probe of Russian interference into the 2016 campaign was the beginning, rather than the end, of the inquiries.

Those who professed deep skepticism of the media hysteria that has surrounded the probe over the last two year took the news that no further indictments were coming out of Mueller's office as a sign that the evidence for collusion or deeper crimes by Trump or his campaign (including the president's son Donald Trump Jr.) have always been overstated. We have yet to find out whether, but for Justice Department policy against indicting a sitting president, Trump would have been charged with obstruction or other crimes.

Doug Collins ripped apart plans by House Democrats to continue investigating President Donald Trump over allegations of collusion. Barr and Mueller are said to be friends, and Mueller attended the weddings of Barr's children.

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A letter from Barr, announcing that the report was complete, made mention that Mueller was not obstructed in any way in his investigation, and that anything Mueller's team requested was provided to them.

When Mueller handed over his report to the Department of Justice Friday, politicians across the state of Maryland reacted to the completion of the investigation.

US lawmakers drew battle lines on Sunday over how to handle a special counsel long-awaited report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election that has cast a pall over Donald Trump's presidency and raised questions about collusion between his campaign and Moscow.

However, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, told ABC's "This Week" that his panel has a particular obligation to determine whether Trump was "compromised in any way, whether that is criminal or not".

"I think in round one, the president should be very happy", Sale said. As of Friday evening, the White House had not received or been briefed on the report.

For now, the report is accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepared to release the "principal findings" soon.