- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Justice Department is reportedly gearing up for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to wrap up as early as next week.

Unnamed sources familiar with DOJ plans told CNN that Attorney General William Barr is expected to make the announcement soon and deliver a summary of Mr. Mueller’s report to Congress.

Speculation that the Mueller investigation is winding down has been swirling in D.C. for the past few weeks, though details are still murky.

In late January, Matthew Whittaker, the former acting attorney general, said the probe was “close to being completed.”

There has been a bipartisan push for the Mueller report to be made available to the public, with lawmakers on both sides arguing that the American people have a right to read the conclusion of the two-year investigation.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Charles E. Grassley, both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced legislation that would require all special counsel reports to be submitted to Congress and made public after a probe concludes.

During his confirmation hearing, Mr. Barr was unable to commit to making the entire report public, but stressed he wanted to make as much available as possible.

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