Attorney General Bill Barr is preparing to announce as early as next week the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with plans for Barr to submit to Congress soon after a summary of Mueller's confidential report, according to people familiar with the plans.
The preparations are the clearest indication yet that Mueller is nearly done with his almost two-year investigation.
The scope and contours of what Barr will send to Congress remain unclear. Also unclear is how long it will take Justice officials to prepare what will be submitted to lawmakers.
At this point in time, major outlets such as the NY Times and Washington Post have yet to publish this story as pointed out by David Frum of the Atlantic:
Nearly 2 hours later, neither NYT nor WashPost is yet going with the Mueller/Barr story ... https://t.co/TNks0SxPbY— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 20, 2019
"No knowledge of timing," Trump's lead lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, wrote in a text message to the Post on Wednesday, when asked about the CNN story on the Mueller report.— Robert Costa (@costareports) February 20, 2019