Mueller Files His Long-Awaited Report With Department of Justice

The next steps are up to Attorney General Bill Barr.

It’s done.

Special counsel Robert Mueller transmitted his final report to his superiors at the Justice Department late Friday afternoon, bringing to an end a nearly two-year investigation into possible collusion between Russia and members of Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election.

Attorney General Barr sent a letter to Congress officially notifying it that he has received the report. In it, he said he hopes to be able to brief congressional leaders as soon as this weekend and that he is committed to “transparency.” Read the letter here.

The White House response so far has been this tweet from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have also weighed in with a joint statement:

No word from the president, but his eldest son weighed in:

Okay then.

This post will be updated.


Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.