On Friday, Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his long-awaited report to Attorney General William Barr on Russia’s election meddling and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.
The handoff marks the long-anticipated end of the high-profile and highly guarded Russia probe nearly two years after it began.
Mueller, appointed in May 2017, is no longer formally the special counsel, according to NBC News’ Pete Williams.
It’s not yet clear how much of the report will be made public, but Attorney General William Barr suggested on Friday that at least portions of it will be released.
“The Special Counsel has submitted to me today a ‘confidential report explaining prosecution or declination decisions’ he has reached,” Barr wrote in a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary committees.
Barr wrote that he will consult with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller “to determine what other information from the report can be
“I remain committed to as much transparency as possible, and I will keep you informed as to the status of my review,” Barr wrote.
He added: “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.”
“The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr, and we look forward to the process taking its course. The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel’s report,” said White House press secretary Sarah San
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