Robert Mueller has been under attack for two years, and now his report is in the line of fire.
The special counsel’s final report, which he submitted to newly confirmed Attorney General William Barr on Friday afternoon, appears destined to suffer a similar fate.
During Barr’s confirmation hearings, he promised to release “as much as I can” from Mueller’s report.
“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,” Barr wrote in a letter to Congress released Friday.
But Trump’s new AG has broad powers over what contents — if any — will get released to Congress and the public.
The special counsel’s investigation had already unearthed remarkable revelations about the president and some of his closest advisers. Mueller indicted 34 people, including 25 Russian nationals, and charged some of Trump’s closest advisers with crimes that promises to land some of them behind bars.
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