Mueller sends his ‘Russiagate’ report to USA attorney general for review

Mueller sends his ‘Russiagate’ report to USA attorney general for review

Mueller sends his ‘Russiagate’ report to USA attorney general for review

Trump said Attorney General William Barr would make the ultimate decision about how much of the report would be released to the public.

Mueller's report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come.

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russian Federation investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest associates.

Congressional Democrats, who took over control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January, have said they plan to push for a release of the full Mueller report and said they would subpoena it and file suit if necessary. Also, did Trump take steps later, including by firing his Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to obstruct the probe?

Reporters staked out outside Mueller's office in recent days and others were at the Justice Department, watching for any signs.

As speculation that Robert Mueller is on the verge of completing his nearly two-year-long investigation, Comey published an opinion article in the New York Times, writing: "I hope that Mr Trump is not impeached and removed from office before the end of his term".

It's also not clear what Mueller uncovered about Trump's involvement or advance knowledge, if any, of WikiLeaks release of damaging information about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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

There will be no further indictments from the special counsel, a senior Justice Department official said. President Trump has denied any involvement with Moscow.

"Let's just put on the screen everybody who's been found guilty or already indicted in the Mueller investigations".

For their part, Trump's lawyers say they are "pleased" Mueller has delivered his report.

US intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow meddled in the election with a campaign of email hacking and online propaganda aimed at sowing discord in the United States, hurting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and helping Trump. "I have so determined, and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering it to you". In May 2017, he ousted Comey, whose agency had been leading the Russian Federation investigation. 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.

"I am rooting for a demonstration to the world - and maybe most of all to our president and his enablers - that the United States has a justice system that works because there are people who believe in it and rise above personal interest and tribalism", says Comey. Trump faces a separate Justice Department investigation in NY into hush money payments during the campaign to two women who say they had sex with him years before the election.

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