Mueller has released his report. What's next?

Mueller has released his report. What's next?

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday intensified his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation in his latest effort to undermine the findings in Mueller's highly anticipated report, saying "people will not stand for it". It's not clear if the report will be made public. Barr also informed Congress in a letter that the investigation was finished. One element of the investigation is whether Trump's firing of Comey amounted to obstruction of justice. According to the regulations, Barr "may determine that public release of these reports would be in the public interest, to the extent that release would comply with applicable legal restrictions".

The source says President Trump was not outside with the staff.

But the delivery of the report does mean the investigation has concluded without any public charges of a criminal conspiracy between the campaign and Russian Federation, or of obstruction by the president. The decision about whether to make the report public is up to Barr, who during his confirmation hearing said he wanted to provide "as much transparency as I can consistent with the law". Such a move by Democrats would likely be vigorously contested by the Trump administration.

Even if Mueller's final report does not implicate the president in criminal conduct, the investigation was far from fruitless.

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"You put the wrong people in a couple of positions, and they leave people for a long time that shouldn't be there, and all of a sudden, they're trying to take you out with bullshit, OK", Trump said.

The Trump 2020 campaign, along with the Republican National Committee, was also preparing aggressive responses.

That narrative partly revolved around a January 2017 Seychelles summit between Zamel, Erik Prince, Russian and UAE officials, and Middle East-U.S. fixer George Nader, who was intercepted by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with the Mueller probe at Washington-Dulles airport in February 2018. So has Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Equally central to Mueller's work is his inquiry into whether the president tried to obstruct the investigation. But the president has grown increasingly confident the report will produce what he has insisted all along: no clear evidence of a conspiracy between Russian Federation and his 2016 campaign. "The White House has not received or been briefed on the Special Counsel's report", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

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