Hot on the heels of news that Robert Mueller has submitted his final report on the nearly two-year long investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia, a senior Department of Justice official told ABC News on Friday that the Special Counsel will not be recommending any new indictments.
While no details have yet been made available regarding Mueller’s report, Attorney General Robert Barr revealed in a letter Friday that he might be able to advise lawmakers “of the Special Counsel’s principal conclusions as soon as this weekend.”
In a statement issued by Trump’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani, said they were “pleased that the Office of Special Counsel has delivered its report to the Attorney General pursuant to the regulations.”
Prominent House Democrats have already called for the publicizing of the Special Counsel’s report, announcing their intention to subpoena for the document in the event it is not made available to Congress.
In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said “it is imperative for Mr. Barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation to Congress.”
Congressional Democrats, as well as the party’s supporters, have long pinned their hopes on the Mueller investigation the key to exposing Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia.
If you accepted Russian money,
If you defended Putin,
If you met with Russia for Trump,
If you attacked Mueller,
If you attacked FBI,
If you attacked DoJ,
If you spread fake news,
If you tweeted propaganda,
Or if you’re Devin Nunes,
You must resign.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 20, 2019
Grassroots anti-Trump organizations, such as the Democratic Coalition, have defended Mueller against Republican attacks on his credibility, anticipating that the Special Counsel’s investigation would turn up damning evidence of the president’s alleged wrongdoing.
“Republicans are trying to concoct a scandal around Mueller & it’s completely absurd. Don’t worry, Mueller’s got them outflanked.” Scott Dworkin #AMJoy on MSNBC #TheResistance pic.twitter.com/C8bMl4KYfT
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 7, 2018
So far, at least, Democrats have been disappointed. Meanwhile, many on the right who argued that the Russia investigation was a politically motivated sham, are celebrating early reports as vindication of their perspective.
In case you’re wondering what’s in the Mueller report, after two years of deranged conspiracy-mongering about how Trump committed treason and stole an election that belonged to Hillary Clinton, the report was quietly dumped on a Friday afternoon in the middle of March Madness.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 22, 2019