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Mueller’s done; no new charges sought

ROBERT MUELLER, former FBI director, headed the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign (White House photo).

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and has sent his report to the Attorney General, it was announced Friday.

The report, according to the Associated Press, will not recommend any new charges or indictments. With the 22-month inquiry concluded, Democrats in the House of Representatives have asked that its contents be made public. 

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, said public disclosure “was up to the Department of Justice and we are confident it will be handled properly,” reported the AP.

Next is for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had oversight of Mueller’s inquiry, to send the report to Congress. In the course of the investigation, Mueller charged 34 persons, including 25 Russians.

Five aides to President Donald Trump pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators and a sixth is awaiting trial on charges of lying to Congress and witness-tampering.

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