FoxNews.com reports that
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is wrapping up soon, and a source familiar with the investigation tells Fox News it is “near the end game” — although there has been no formal notification to President Trump’s legal team that Mueller’s work is completed.
Exiting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Mueller probe for 18 months until the recent confirmation of AG William Barr, had said privately he intended to remain in his role until the Mueller report was delivered to Congress. On Tuesday, the White House announced that Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeff Rosen would replace Rosenstein.
Sources close to the investigative process have told Fox News that the high-level shakeup at Justice — with Barr assembling his new team, and Rosenstein planning to leave by mid-March — is a sign that the stars are aligning for the probe’s conclusion.
The DOJ has not confirmed it is planning an announcement on the inquiry, and neither Mueller’s team nor the DOJ responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
Also unclear is whether the final Mueller report will be made public. Barr testified during his confirmation hearings that, as he understands the regulations governing the special counsel, the report will be confidential – and any report that goes to Congress or the public will be authored by the attorney general.
Some Democrats sounded the alarm after Barr’s testimony, with Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal charging that Barr indicated he’d exploit legal “loopholes” to hide Mueller’s final report from the public and to resist subpoenas against the White House.
“I will commit to providing as much information as I can, consistent with the regulations,” Barr had told Blumenthal when asked if he would ensure that Mueller’s full report was publicly released.
Mueller’s team is still leading several prosecutions, including against longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone on charges of witness tampering and lying to Congress, and against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who awaits sentencing on charges he lied to FBI agents during the Russia probe. Flynn is cooperating as part of a separate Foreign Agents Registration Act case regarding lobbying work in Turkey as part of his plea deal.
The flurry of activity comes shortly after Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley — who until recently was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — said he expected Mueller’s final Russia report “within a month.” Grassley later walked back those comments, saying they were based on unconfirmed news reports and rumors.
The top Republicans on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, meanwhile, are calling for former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe and Rosenstein to testify before their respective panels, following McCabe’s explosive claims in an interview last week that senior Justice Department officials had considered removing President Trump using the 25th Amendment.
Raise your hand if you are tired of the whole Russian Collusion Fairy Tale Circus.
I know that I sure as heck am.
As I have documented over the last two years, the whole charade has been nothing but a Democrat Lynch Mob, formed to somehow, SOMEWAY remove President Donald J. Trump from office.
There never should have been a Special Counsel seated in the first place, unless it was for the purpose of investigating the cover-up by the DOJ and FBI of Hillary Clinton’s E-mailgate, the Uranium One Scandal, and the pay for play dealings of the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State.
The more that Mueller and his “Investigate Team”, consisting of 17 Democratic Party Donors, insisted that they were non-biased, the more information came forth that they were holdovers from the Clinton Administration, working as Deep State Operatives to do unto Trump as Brutus did unto Caesar.
They have proven themselves to be nothing but Trump Haters with no actual evidence of any kind that President Trump “colluded” with the Russians.
Several members of Mueller’s Team actually worked for the same Law Firm, WilmerHale, a huge Donor to the Democratic Party.
Anyone who has ever worked for the Law Firm of WilmerHale has donated to the Democratic Party…including Special Counsel Robert Mueller!
The whole Trump/Russia Collusion Fairy Tale has been nothing but an act of vengeance perpetrated by the Democratic Party, their minions in Congress, and their Deep State Operatives in the DOJ and FBI placed in motion to undo the results of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Because, Lord knows, the Far left Democratic Party can’t have a Republican President actually succeed in fulfilling his Campaign Promises.
That would mean that the Professional Politicians on Capitol Hill would actually have to work with President Trump on behalf of Americans, instead of themselves, to help make American Great Again.
And. Lord knows…we can’t have that. That would be too much like “right” (as we say in Dixie).
What a bunch of self-righteous hypocrites.
I hope that Mueller submits his findings to AG Barr next week and just quietly slips out the back door along with the rest of his lynch mob.
They have spent too much of OUR money, accomplishing nothing but supplying the purveyors of Fake News with fodder for wish-casting and pontificating by political pundits who, for two years, have been pulling their off-base predictions and opinions out of a very dark and lonely place.
It’s time to end the Dog and Pony Show.
Send in the clowns!
Pelosi and the House Democrats are already here.
Until He Comes,