Republican senator expects to have Mueller report ‘within a month’ and insists Congress and the public should see it – after Trump’s acting AG declared Russia probe is ‘close to being completed’
- Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he thinks Mueller report will be finished ‘within a month’
- He isn’t sure if Congress will see it, but wants to force the Justice Department to be transparent
- Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker issued his first comments on the Russia investigation last week
- Whitaker said the probe ‘is, I think, close to being completed’
- William Barr, who Trump has nominated to be the permanent AG, told senators last month that he wants to see as much of the report released as possible
Senator Chuck Grassley said Tuesday that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just weeks away from finishing the report he was hired to produce, 21 months after his Russia probe began.
Radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the Iowa Republican when he expected to see the report.
‘Within a month, if we see it,’ Grassley responded.
Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker said eight days ago that the Mueller probe was in its final stages.
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who chaired it until last month, said Tuesday that he expects Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report to be wrapped up ‘within a month’
Special counsel Robert Mueller has achieved eight convictions during his probe into Russian election interference but hasn’t yet documented proof that the Trump campaign colluded with foreign agents to impact the 2016 election
‘Right now the investigation is, I think, close to being completed,’ Whitaker told reporters his first public remarks about it since President Donald Trump appointed him to his post.
Grassley said he supports efforts in Congress that would force the Justice Department to release Mueller’s findings of alleged links between Russian agents and theTrump’s 2016 campaign.
Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen submitted a classified report to Trump on Monday concluding that foreign powers had no ‘material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure’ in the 2018 midterm elections.