ABC News chief Washington correspondent Jonathan Karl said on Sunday that those who are hoping for a "bombshell" in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation are likely to be disappointed, according to his sources.
Karl made the remarks while appearing on ABC’s "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos, where he discussed a recent report from The New York Times that claimed that FBI officials were investigating President Donald Trump because they thought he was working for Russia and against American interests.
"What I am getting is that this is all building up to the Mueller report and raising expectations of a bombshell report," Karl said. "And there have been expectations that have been building, of course, for over a year on this. But people who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic."
"If you look at what the FBI was investigating in that New York Times report, you look at what they were investigating, Mueller did not go anywhere with that investigation," Karl continued. "He has been writing his report in real time through these indictments and we have seen nothing from Mueller on the central question of, was there any coordination, collusion, with the Russians in the effort to meddle in the elections? Or was there even any knowledge on the part of the president or anybody in his campaign with what the Russians were doing, there’s been no indication of that."
The report will be anti-climatic and the media will surely try to make more out of it than it is. But wouldn't the special counsel have acted more swiftly if national security was at risk, instead of taking his time to conduct a thorough investigation? Let us know what you think in the comments.
ABC News' Jonathan Karl on Mueller's upcoming report: "People who are closest to what Mueller has been doing, interacting with the special counsel, caution me that this report is almost certain to be anti-climactic." pic.twitter.com/DkFWGKNJyi— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 13, 2019