The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation (all times local):
House Democrats will gather by phone on Saturday as they wait for the Justice Department to send them details of what special counsel Robert Mueller has found in his investigation of Russian interference.
That’s according to a person familiar with the meeting. The person requested anonymity to discuss the private call.
Democrats planned the 3 p.m. conference call to discuss strategy and their next steps after they were notified Friday afternoon that Mueller had sent his completed report to Attorney General William Barr.
The 3 p.m. call will be led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) and members of the committees with jurisdiction over the issue, according to several Democratic aides and reported by The Hill.
Beyond Pelosi and Jeffries, four other lawmakers will speak on the call, an aide said. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who heads the Intelligence panel, both have jurisdiction and are likely to speak.
Pelosi, along with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), issued a statement Friday evening pressing Barr to disclose the full report, including its “underlying documentation.”
Barr said in a Friday letter to the House and Senate Judiciary committees that he would share Mueller’s “principal conclusions” with Congress as soon as Saturday.
Attorney General William Barr has arrived at the Justice Department a day after receiving special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia investigation.
Barr says he could notify Congress of Mueller’s “principal findings” as soon as Saturday. Mueller on Friday concluded his probe of Russian election interference and possible coordination with Donald Trump’s campaign.
The special counsel’s full report is confidential, but Barr says he will be deciding soon how much of it he will release to Congress and the public.
President Donald Trump is on the golf course in Florida a day after special counsel Robert Mueller closed his 22-month-long Russia investigation with no new charges.
Mueller delivered his long-awaited report Friday to the Justice Department, which was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that the next steps are up to the attorney general and the White House will let the process take its course. As of Friday evening, the White House had not received or been briefed on the report.
Even with the details still under wraps, the end of the probe without additional indictments by Mueller was welcome news to some in Trump’s orbit who had feared a final round of charges could ensnare more Trump associates, including members of the president’s family.
Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday.
Even with the details still under wraps, the end Friday of the 22-month probe without additional indictments by Mueller was welcome news to some in Trump’s orbit who had feared a final round of charges could ensnare more Trump associates, including members of the president’s family.
For now, the report is accessible to only a handful of Justice Department officials while Attorney General William Barr prepared to release the “principal findings” soon.