Mueller to Present Findings in Trump-Russia Probe After Midterms, Report Reveals
Results of investigation into Russian interference will be revealed after coming elections
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is to reveal the findings from his investigation into President Trump for alleged collusion with Russia after the US midterm elections, according to reports.
According to a report by Bloomberg News, Mueller will present any key findings from the probe to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after November's Midterms are complete.
Two United States officials reportedly told Bloomberg that Mueller may continue his investigation after presenting his findings to Deputy AG Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
After reviewing Mueller's report, Rosenstein will then have the option of making recommendations to Congress and releasing the findings to the public.
The Daily Caller reports: Since May 2017, Mueller has been investigating whether members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russian government officials to release emails stolen from Democrats.
He is also investigating whether Trump himself obstructed justice by firing James Comey as FBI director.
Comey’s firing, on May 9, 2017, paved the way for Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.
Mueller’s investigation so far has received mixed reviews, largely along partisan lines.
Trump often calls the probe a “witch hunt” that he considers illegal.
Mueller has obtained guilty pleas from former Trump associates Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, and Rick Gates, though none have admitted to colluding with Russia. He has also indicted another 25 Russian nationals involved in hacking of the DNC’s emails and attempting to influence the election by creating fake online personas.
Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, has also pleaded guilty in New York on charges of tax evasion and bank fraud related to his taxi medallion business.
He also pleaded guilty to making an improper campaign contribution by helping arrange a payoff to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
Cohen is cooperating with federal prosecutors and has met with the special counsel’s office. Manafort is also cooperating with Mueller’s team.
It is not clear yet whether either former Trump associate has provided information about the campaign.
There have been some signs that Mueller’s investigation is nearing the end. Trump’s legal team recently began preparing written responses to questions regarding collusion submitted by Mueller’s prosecutors.
And at least four of those prosecutors have recently left the special counsel’s office.
One Trump associate who is still in Mueller’s crosshairs is Roger Stone, the political operative who served as an informal adviser to Trump during the campaign.
Mueller is investigating Stone’s possible ties to Wikileaks, which published emails stolen from the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
The special counsel’s office did not respond to a request for comment.