Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly expected to present findings related to key aspects of his investigation into Russian election interference after this November’s midterm elections.
Bloomberg News, citing a pair of unidentified U.S. officials, reported on Wednesdaythat Mueller is close to finalizing his inquiry into a pair of the most important aspects of his investigation.
One of the officials told the news outlet that the findings are related to whether President Trump‘s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia and if Trump obstructed justice during the probe.
The officials did not provide details on what those findings may include.
Bloomberg notes, however, that Mueller’s findings on these questions may not be made public, adding that he can he can only present the findings to his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Rosenstein does have some discretion regarding what findings are issued to Congress and what revelations can be publicly released.
The news comes about three weeks away from what could be pivotal midterm elections, as Democrats hope to seize on opposition to Trump to retake the House and possibly the Senate.
Rosenstein has reportedly made it clear to Mueller that he wants the probe to end as soon as possible.
Trump has repeatedly railed against the probe, referring to it mainly as a partisan “witch hunt.” Questions have arisen regarding whether Trump would go so far as to shut down the investigation.
But he said in an interview on Sunday that he has “no intention” of taking that step.
“Well, I don’t pledge anything,” Trump told “60 minutes.” “But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that. I think it’s a very unfair investigation because there was no collusion of any kind.”