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Muellermageddon: The Mueller Report Has Been Delivered

Muellermageddon: The Mueller Report Has Been Delivered
Rober Mueller (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Why is this man smiling?

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Multiple news outlets are reporting that the Mueller Report has been delivered to Attorney General Barr.

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday wrapped up his nearly two-year investigation into Donald Trump and Russia and sent his report to Attorney General Barr.

No details of Mueller’s findings have been released, and it is not clear how soon the public will see them.

The transmission of the report to Barr concludes an investigation that has resulted in the indictments of 34 people, infuriated the president and thrown the administration into turmoil.

The long-awaited development comes almost two years after Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump” and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”

I reported earlier that no more indictments were expected, which tells us a lot. In addition to it being clear that no Russian collusion was found, the Mueller investigation found no evidence of obstruction of justice, which was the Democrats’ last hope for something they could act on to start impeachment. They’re clearly not getting that. In the past few months, expectations of Donald Trump Jr. and/or Jared Kushner being indicted went nowhere. So, what will it say? The world waits anxiously to find out what basically everyone already knows: There was no Russian collusion.

Update 5:28 EDT: White House Press Secretary Sanders reports the White House has not yet been briefed on the report.

Update 5:35 EDT: The Associated Press reports that AG Barr may send Congress a summary of findings by this weekend

Update 5:41 EDT: Schumer and Pelosi are already calling on AG Barr to release the full report.

Update 5:46 EDT: Is Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, preemptively accusing the Trump administration of covering up the results of the investigation

“Any attempt by the Trump Administration to cover up the results of this investigation into Russia’s attack on our democracy would be unacceptable.”

Update 5:52 EDT: No more indictments.

Update 6:26 EDT:

Update 6:53 EDT:

We’ll continue to update as more information becomes available.